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By Roger de Felice, F M Atkinson

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All round we find artist him described complete as "architect, painter and sculptor in mosaic, cabinet-maker, chaser and inlayer to the King," and again, in another document, as " designer of monograms and master in ordinary of the seals to work. " Boulle, rather like Rembrandt, was incapable of combating his passion for collecting, and in spite of the large sums he earned (up to fifty livres, we are told, for a cabinet), he lived always in embarrassment and plagued by To crown his misfortunes, when he law-suits.

The times have brought a revolution the Louis XIV art rapidly crumbled away in the concluding years of the century, and the art of the Regency began, considerably before the Regency itself daily : arrived. But let us come back to our furniture. The Gobelins was founded in manufactory 1662 and definitely organised in 1667 under the title of Manufacture royale des Meubles de la couronne. " A vast programme indeed! CRAFTSMEN 13 painters, who numbered more than thirty same time, included Van der Meulen, and Houasse, and Monnoyer, Miche] Corneille, Nocret, Bon Boulogne.

2. 3. 4. 5. ") 3 6 the South-west 9. 2 10. Walnut Under-cupboard 15. Coffer set on a Table with 16. Coffer in Pigskin studded with nails 19. Commode veneered with 27. ") ) Marquetry Commode with Gilt Bronzes Marquetry Commode in the style of the Low Countries 23. 24. 2$. 26. II 13 a Drawer, from Normandy I/, 18. 20. 21. 22. 10 12 in Cherrywood 14. 9 Violet-wood Bed with curved Dossier and Cantonnieres Table with Baluster Legs, natural Oak Small Table with Console Legs, in Gilt Wood Small Table with Turned Baluster Legs \ Table with Twisted Legs, from Normandy ) Small Rustic Table with Console or "Doe's Foot" Legs ] Small Table with Bracket-shaped Legs, in Cherrywood j Large Bureau with eight Turned Baluster Legs and nu- merous Drawers 15 16 17 18 19 20 2I 30.

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