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A Louis XV Royal red morocco small trunk, circa 1765, signed  by Pierre Vente for Mesdames, daughters of King Louis XV
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A Louis XV Royal red morocco small trunk, circa 1765, signed  by Pierre Vente for Mesdames, daughters of King Louis XV
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A Louis XV Royal red morocco small trunk, circa 1765, signed  by Pierre Vente for Mesdames, daughters of King Louis XV
signed Vente beneath the armorial cartouche on the lid
Haut. 21,5 cm, larg. 56,5 cm, prof. 40 cm ; hight 8 1/2  in., width 22 1/4  in., depth 15 3/4  in.
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來源

- Delivered to Mesdames, King Louis XV's daughters

- Probably bought by Baron Mayer de Rothschild (d. 1874) for Mentmore Towers, Buckinghamshire

- Then by descent, former collection of the 6th Earl of Rosebery, Mentmore, Sotheby's London,  18th May 1977, lot 109

相關資料

A similar coffer, also made for one of the daughters of Louis XV and now in the Musée de Cluny, was exhibited at the Hôtel de la Monnaie, Paris, 1974, Louis XV, un Moment de Perfection de l'Art Français, cat. no. 551. Other examples by Vente are in the Louvre, Musée Carnavalet and the Metropolitan Museum.

The archives of the Menus Plaisirs show that almost every year the Mesdames ordered at least one and sometimes several morocco leather coffers which whey they were considered too shabby, were passed on the members of their suite - see P. Verlet, Recherches sur quelques coffres en usage à la cour de France à propos de deux coffres du Musée de Lisbonne, Joao Couto, in memoriam, Lisbon, 1971, p. 241.

Pierre Vente (born 1722) became book-binder to the Menus Plaisirs du Roi in 1753, having previously been under the protection of the Maréchal de Richelieu. He was still recorded working as late as 1792.

Some other caskets signed by Vente are kept in the Louvre or in the Carnavalet museum.

Sylvain Lévy-Alban : Rive Droite / Rive Gauche

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