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Bound Print, Wall with Mirror and Secretary Desk, Desseins de Lambris (Wainscoting Designs)

This is a bound print. It was designed by François de Cuvilliés the Elder and engraved by Carl Albert von Lespilliez and published by Nicolas Jean Baptiste de Poilly and François de Cuvilliés the Elder. It is dated 18th century and we acquired it in 1920. Its medium is engraving on paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was donated by Advisory Council. It is credited Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council.

It is signed

Printed in plate, lower left: Inventé par F. de Cuvilliés.; lower right: gravé par C. A. de Lespilliez

It is inscribed

Printed in plate, upper center: Decoration de Lambris pour un Cabinet, qui nàuroit qu'nne Croisée en face du Trumeau de Glace.; upper right: Q; across the secretary: Secretaire ou tables pour Ecrire.; lower right: Les deux Paneaux A. ét B. sont variez; / ainsi on poura choisir celuÿ qu'on voudra.; lower center: C. P. R. / C. P. S. C. M.; lower right: 5; inscribed in graphite, upper right: 69

Cite this object as

Bound Print, Wall with Mirror and Secretary Desk, Desseins de Lambris (Wainscoting Designs); Designed by François de Cuvilliés the Elder (Belgian, active Germany, 1695 - 1768); Germany; engraving on paper; Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council; 1921-6-282-70

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