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Design for a Cabinet in the "Boulle" Style

Pagny1856–88

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

This drawing depicts an architecturally imposing cabinet in the "Boulle" style, veneered in ebony and symmetrically decorated with marquetry after Berain. Oval panels dominate the cabinet doors. Masked mounts and cartouches are additional decorative elements.

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Details

  • Title: Design for a Cabinet in the "Boulle" Style
  • Creator: Pagny
  • Date Created: 1856–88
  • Paper Support: White wove paper
  • Inscribed: Stamped in black, upper right corner: 20
  • Dimensions: 25.3 x 39.2 cm (10 x 15 15/16 in)
  • Type: Drawing
  • Rights: Museum purchase from General Acquisitions Endowment Fund
  • Medium: Brush and black ink, wash, yellow gouache, brown watercolor, graphite on heavy white paper

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