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Charles Cressent


c. 1745

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location On view at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, G314
Commode, Charles Cressent
Commode: Gallery Label - Current
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Medium: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects, Furniture | Satinwood and purpleheart, gilt bronze mounts and marble top
Size: 35 3/4 x 57 x 26 1/4 in. (90.81 x 144.78 x 66.68 cm)
Creation Place: Europe, France
Culture: Europe, France
Style: 18th century
Inscriptions: Mark Crown c, the crown C was a hallmark used from March 1745 to February 1749 on any alloy using copper.
Physical Description: Louis XV style ormolu-mounted parquetry commode; marble top, in bois satiné with purpleheart borders; the front has two drawers with shallow cupboards at the sides, the mounts with crowned C marks
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Gift of the Groves Foundation
Accession Number: 79.11
Artist: Charles Cressent, French, 1685-1768
Role: Artist
Nationality: French
Life Dates: French, 1685-1768
Added to Site: February 28, 2009