Pair of corner cupboards

Stamped by Joseph Feurstein, Master in 1767
ca. 1770-1775
Oak, painted and varnished in white and blue-green; chased gilt bronze; white marble top
Inv. CAM 124
© MAD, Paris / photo: Jean Tholance

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The door panels originally had a sky blue ground, which has turned green with time. Each panel is decorated with an oval medallion, painted in monochrome. One depicts Ceres or Summer; the other, Flora or Spring. This decoration is typical of the way in which the Parisian lacquer (“vernis parisien”) technique was adapted to the neoclassical taste.