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What is this?

Elaborate boiserie decoration with tall pier mirror as central focus, rococo console table with shell motif below. Candelabra flank mirror, wall bracket with arrangement of two ewers and one covered vase (at left). Louis XV arm chair at left, side chair at right.

This is a print from France. It is dated 1740 and we acquired it in 1921. Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council.

Its medium is

engraving on white laid paper

Its dimensions are

Platemark: 50.8 x 34 cm (20 x 13 3/8 in.)

It is inscribed

Inscribed on plate, upper left: Q; upper right: 92; lower left: J.A. Meissonnier, inv.; lower center: Projet d'un Trumeau de glace pour un grand cabinet fait pour le Portugal/A Paris chés Huquier ruë St. Jacque au coin de celle des Mathurins. C.P.R.; lower right: Huquier Sculp.

This object was engraved by Gabriel Huquier and published by Gabriel Huquier and designed by Juste-Aurèle Meissonnier

This object was donated by Advisory Council

This and 119 other objects are a part of a set whose first object is Bound Volume.

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<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url=http://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18222689/ |title=Print, "Project for a Pier Glass for a Large Cabinet Made for Portugal", 1740 |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=21 December 2014 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>

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