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Pair of corner cupboards

Joseph Feursteinca. 1770-1775

Musée Nissim de Camondo

Musée Nissim de Camondo
Paris, France

The door panels originally had a sky blue ground, which has turned green with time. Each panel is decorated with an oval medallion, painted in monochrome. One depicts Ceres or Summer; the other, Flora or Spring. This decoration is typical of the way in which the Parisian lacquer (“vernis parisien”) technique was adapted to the neoclassical taste.

Details

  • Title: Pair of corner cupboards
  • Creator: Joseph Feurstein
  • Date Created: ca. 1770-1775
  • Rights: © MAD, Paris
  • Medium: Oak, painted and varnished in white and blue-green; chased gilt bronze; white marble top

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