quarta-feira, 1 de dezembro de 2010

The J.P. Morgan Library, The Ultimate Bibliophile Christmas Gift

The Carlton Hobbs gallery in New York is displaying a unique set of furniture, a library that once belonged to J.P. Morgan. The library from the Hotel Gaulin in Dijon, France is attributed to Jerome Marlet and dates from circa 1770. The white and gilt set includes two breakfront bookcase cabinets; a white marble breakfront fire surround with fluted pilaster supports and several smaller pieces of panelling with original Parquet de Versailles oak flooring. The set was acquired in 1922 by J. Pierpont Morgan Jr. and presented by J.P. Morgan to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York in 1923. It was loaned to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art around 1950.

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