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Print, Deux différents desseins de Comodes (Designs for Two Commodes) in Livre de Diferents Dessein de Comodes (Book of Designs for Commodes), 1745–55

This is a Print. It was designed by François de Cuvilliés the Elder and engraved by Karl Albert von Lespilliez. It is dated 1745–55 and we acquired it in 1920. Its medium is etching, engraving on off-white laid 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.

Its dimensions are

44 x 28.6 cm (17 5/16 x 11 1/4 in.)

It is inscribed

On plate, upper right: F; upper center, in the image: Deux diferents desseins de Comodes.; lower center, in the image: Plan de la Tablette de marbre, qui fait/la Couronement de la Comode Sy dessus.; center, in the image: Plan de la Tablette de marbre, qui fait/la Couronement de la Comode Sy dessus.; lower left: Inventé par F. de Cuvilliés; lower center: C.P.S.C.M.; lower right: gravé par C.A. de Lespilliez/3.

Cite this object as

Print, Deux différents desseins de Comodes (Designs for Two Commodes) in Livre de Diferents Dessein de Comodes (Book of Designs for Commodes), 1745–55; Designed by François de Cuvilliés the Elder (Belgian, active Germany, 1695 - 1768); Germany; etching, engraving on off-white laid paper; 44 x 28.6 cm (17 5/16 x 11 1/4 in.); Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council; 1921-6-285-35

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Rococo: The Continuing Curve 1730-2008.

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