In 1708, André Charles Boulle (French, 1642–1732), the most celebrated cabinetmaker of Louis XIV’s reign, executed two bureaux
for the king’s bedroom at the Grand Trianon at Versailles. A new invention in the history of furniture, the Trianon bureaus were a combination of the table and the newly emerging commode. A lavish example in the Museum’s collection appears to be an early version (ca. 1710–20) from Boulle’s workshop. Our exquisite shawl design is adapted from the elaborate brass marquetry arabesques, inlaid in tortoiseshell, on this magnificent piece.
Silk/Viscose. Imported. 70'' x 22''.