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Encoignure (corner cabinet): Gallery Label - Current


Minneapolis Institute of Arts



Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
This pair of encoignures or corner cabinets display characteristics of the early neo-classical style in their restrained forms, ormolu or gilt bronze mounts, and wood veneers.Jean-Chrysotome Stumpff, originally from southwestern Germany, came to Paris in 1760 and worked in the rococo and neo-classical styles. He is best known for his dynamic veneer work employing the grains and burls of the thin sheets of wood to create geometric and floral patterns.
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Source: Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Rights: Copyright Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Added to Site: November 21, 2009