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Acquired in 1882 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Feilt, Gaspard
attributions_note
bibliography
collection_code
FWK
credit
Bequeathed by John Jones
date_end
1754-12-31
date_start
1745-01-01
date_text
ca. 1750 (made)
descriptive_line
Writing table of serpentine form, raised on cabriole legs, veneered in tulipwood with floral marquetry in kingwood and gilt-bronze mounts, designed and made by Gaspard Feilt, Paris, ca. 1750.
dimensions
Height: 75 cm, Width: 88.5 cm, Depth: 155 cm [Writing table (bureau plat)] weight: 76 kg
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
gallery
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historical_significance
history_note
In the collection of John Jones before 1882. Said to have belonged before that to the Angerstein Collection but it does not appear in the sales from that collection in the 19th century
id
375
label
last_checked
2014-08-29T19:19:55.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-29T19:19:55.000Z
latitude
48.856918
location
In Storage
longitude
2.34121
marks
'G. FEILT J.M.E.'
materials
Oak, walnut, kingwood, gilt bronze, tulipwood
materials_techniques
Veneered with tulipwood, with marquetry of kingwood and gilt-bronze mounts
museum_number
1052:1 to 5-1882
museum_number_token
10521882
object_number
O11865
object_type
Writing table
on_display
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
A writing table of serpentine outline, raised on four cabriole legs. Veneered in tulipwood on oak, with floral marquetry in kingwood, and gilt-bronze mounts. The drawer linings are of walnut
place
Paris
primary_image_id
2006AM7444
production_note
production_type
public_access_description
Gaspard Feilt, who made this table, was a native of Germany, although he worked in Paris. Many Parisian cabinet-makers came from Germany, bringing their skills to be perfected in the greatest European centre for luxury trades. Feilt, who died in 1763, must have made this table in about 1750. Just at that time it was becoming standard practice for cabinet-makers in Paris to stamp their pieces. His stamp, 'G.FEILT', is struck under one rail of the central drawer, together with the mark J.M.E., the mark of the committee of the cabinet-makers' guild which was supposed to inspect and approve all pieces. The floral marquetry with which this writing table is decorated seems to have been Feilt's speciality, and most surviving pieces stamped by him are similarly decorated.
related_museum_numbers
rights
3
shape
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slug
writing-table-feilt-gaspard
sys_updated
2013-08-17T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
gilding, casting, cabinet making, veneering, chasing
title
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
1754
year_start
1745