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Acquired in 1882 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Ancellet, Denis Louis
attributions_note
bibliography
collection_code
FWK
credit
Bequeathed by John Jones
date_end
1784-12-31
date_start
1775-01-01
date_text
ca. 1780 (made)
descriptive_line
Three-tiered set of standing corner shelves, of solid and veneered mahogany, set with gilt-bronze mounts, the shelves of Bardiglietto marble, the top of green porphyry, atributed to Denis Louis Ancellet, Paris, ca. 1780.
dimensions
Weight: 22 kg, Height: 89.5 cm, Width: 41.5 cm
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
gallery
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historical_significance
history_note
Acquired by John Jones before 1882
id
377
label
last_checked
2014-08-29T19:19:57.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-29T19:19:57.000Z
latitude
48.856918
location
In Storage
longitude
2.34121
marks
materials
Mahogany, marble, gilt bronze, porphyry
materials_techniques
Solid and veneered mahogany, with gilt-bronze mounts, the shelves of grey Bardiglietto marble, the top of green porphyry
museum_number
1092A-1882
museum_number_token
10921882
object_number
O11862
object_type
Corner shelf
on_display
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
place
Paris
primary_image_id
2006AM5814
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production_type
public_access_description
Small sets of standing corner shelves, known as encoignures à jours (‘open corner shelves’), had first been made in Paris in the 1750s but did not become popular until the late 1770s. In the 1750s most sets that are recorded in bills or inventories were painted or lacquered, but this set is made of mahogany, both solid and veneered. It is very close in form to a set stamped by the maker Denis Louis Ancellet and may also have been made by him. He often worked with the more famous Parisian cabinetmaker Adam Weisweiler, probably making items for him as a subcontractor. A few pieces survive that carry the stamps of both men.
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rights
3
shape
site_code
slug
corner-shelf-ancellet-denis-louis
sys_updated
2013-08-17T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
cabinet making, cast, veneered, chased, gilded
title
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
1784
year_start
1775