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Title
Couple in period costume seated at a small table in the library of the Huntington residence with a Beauvais tapestry in the background
Date Created and/or Issued
February 1938
Contributing Institution
Huntington Library
Collection
Huntington History
Rights Information
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Description
A couple in period costume sit at a mechanical writing table (table à écrire, or, table mécanique), possibly by Jean-François Oeben, circa 1755 to 1765. Hanging on the wall is a Beauvais tapestry, "Le Fontaine d'Amour (The Fountain of Love)," from 1757 to 1760. The chairs belong to the set of two settees and ten chairs whose upholstery covers were woven at Gobelins Manufactory, Paris, probably under the supervision of Jacques Neilson (1714-1788), after design by François Boucher (1703-1770) and Jean-Baptiste Oudry (1733-1755). The covers were woven circa 1779, and the frames are nineteenth century. Label accompanying photograph in album reads "HEH 36 Library room, Huntington Art Gallery, with figures. Similar to HEH 35."
Type
image
Format
image/jpeg
Identifier
photCL 107 vol13 (36)
19086
http://hdl.huntington.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15150coll8/id/431
Subject
Decoration and ornament--France--Louis XV style
Tapestry--France--Beauvais
Furniture--France--History--18th century
Huntington Residence. Library
Source
photCL 107 - Henry E. Huntington Estate, San Marino, California
Huntington History, Huntington Digital Library

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