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Creator Nationality: European; French
Creator Dates/Places: Paris, France
Creator Name-CRT: French (Paris)
Title: Boiserie From the Hôtel de Cabris
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1775
Creation End Date: 1778
Creation Date: 18th century (ca. 1775-78, and later)
Object Type: Architecture
Classification Term: Woodwork
Materials and Techniques: Oak and plaster, painted and gilded; bronze-gilt, mirror glass, oak flooring, etc.
Dimensions: H. 25 ft. 6 in. (777.2 cm), W. 10 ft. 1/2 in. (306.1 cm), D. 11 ft. 8 1/2 in. (356.9 cm)
AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York, USA
ID Number: 1972.276.1
Credit Line: Purchase, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wrightsman Gift, 1972
The Hôtel de Cabris in Grasse, from which this room was taken, is now the local archeological and historical museum. It was built between 1771 and 1774 for Jean Paul de Clapiers, marquis de Cabris, after designs by a little-known Milanese architect, Giovanni Orello.
The paneling, dating from 1775-78, was carved, painted, and gilded in Paris, then installed in a small reception room on the main floor. The four pairs of double doors are remarkable for the carved motifs of smoking incense burners, interlaced laurel sprays, and torches, exemplifying the sobriety of the Neoclassical style. The white marble chimneypiece, contemporary with the room, comes from the Hôtel de Greffulhe in Paris.
AMICA ID: MMA_.1972.276.1
AMICA Library Year: 2000
Media Metadata Rights:
Copyright The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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