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Dousieme livre des oeuvres de J.A. Meissonnier/Livre de Chandeliers de Sculpture en Argent.

Juste-Aurèle Meissonnier1740

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Candelabra with three branches exuberantly decorated with leaves on candleholders, leaves twisting down the body and terminating with a cascade of leaves and flowers that rest on a base.

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  • Title: Dousieme livre des oeuvres de J.A. Meissonnier/Livre de Chandeliers de Sculpture en Argent.
  • Creator: Juste-Aurèle Meissonnier
  • Date Created: 1740
  • Provenance: Jean Léon Decloux (Decloux 173)
  • Paper Support: White laid paper
  • Inscribed: Inscribed on plate, upper left: M; upper center: Dousieme livre des oeuvres de J.A. Meissonnier; upper right: 73; lower left: J.A. Meissonnier inv.; lower center: Livre de Chandeliers de Sculpture en Argent/A Paris chez Huquier ruë Saint Jacques au coin de celle des Mathurins. C.P.R.; lower right: Huquier, Sculp.
  • Dimensions: Platemark: 36.5 x 23 cm (14 3/8 x 9 1/16 in.)
  • Bibliography: Peter Fuhring, "Juste-Aurèle Meissonnier and His Patrons," in Sarah Coffin et. al, Rococo, The Continuing Curve 1730-2008 (New York: Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, 2008), p. 33, fig. 11.
  • Type: Print
  • Rights: Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council
  • Medium: Engraving on white laid paper

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