Please note: In order to keep Hive up to date and provide users with the best features, we are no longer able to fully support Internet Explorer. The site is still available to you, however some sections of the site may appear broken. We would encourage you to move to a more modern browser like Firefox, Edge or Chrome in order to experience the site fully.

French Rococo Ebenisterie in the J. Paul Getty Museum, Paperback / softback Book

French Rococo Ebenisterie in the J. Paul Getty Museum Paperback / softback

Paperback / softback

Description

The first comprehensive catalogue of the Getty Museum's significant collection of French Rococo ebenisterie furniture.

This catalogue focuses on French ebenisterie furniture in the Rococo style dating from 1735 to 1760.

These splendid objects directly reflect the tastes of the Museum's founder, J.

Paul Getty, who started collecting in this area in 1938 and continued until his death in 1976. The Museum's collection is particularly rich in examples created by the most talented cabinet masters then active in Paris, including Bernard van Risenburgh II (after 1696-ca. 1766), Jacques Dubois (1694-1763), and Jean-Francois Oeben (1721-1763).

Working for members of the French royal family and aristocracy, these craftsmen excelled at producing veneered and marquetried pieces of furniture (tables, cabinets, and chests of drawers) fashionable for their lavish surfaces, refined gilt-bronze mounts, and elaborate design.

These objects were renowned throughout Europe at a time when Paris was considered the capital of good taste. The entry on each work comprises both a curatorial section, with description and commentary, and a conservation report, with construction diagrams.

An introduction by Anne-Lise Desmas traces the collection's acquisition history, and two technical essays by Arlen Heginbotham present methodologies and findings on the analysis of gilt-bronze mounts and lacquer. www.getty.edu/publications/rococo

Information

£60.00

£53.55

 
Free Home Delivery

on all orders

 
Pick up orders

from local bookshops

Information

Also by Gillian Wilson