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A Louis XVI fauteuil in pastel blue, common of Neo-Classical design, with a round back and gilded, carved detail.

A Louis XVI fauteuil in pastel blue, common of Neo-Classical design, with a round back and gilded, carved detail.

Mantel clock, ca. 1780–90. French (Paris). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917 (17.190.2126) | The decorative theme of this clock is the Triumph of Love over Time.

Mantel clock, ca. 1780–90. French (Paris). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917 (17.190.2126) | The decorative theme of this clock is the Triumph of Love over Time.

Attributed to Jan van Mekeren (Dutch, ca. 1658–1733). Cabinet on stand, ca. 1700-1710. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Ruth and Victoria Blumka Fund, 1995 (1995.371a, b) | By choosing bright yellow woods like barberry for daffodils, for instance, and by enhancing lighter woods with natural dyes, Van Mekeren achieved a rich and naturalistic palette not unlike those of contemporary flower painters. #spring

Attributed to Jan van Mekeren (Dutch, ca. 1658–1733). Cabinet on stand, ca. 1700-1710. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Ruth and Victoria Blumka Fund, 1995 (1995.371a, b) | By choosing bright yellow woods like barberry for daffodils, for instance, and by enhancing lighter woods with natural dyes, Van Mekeren achieved a rich and naturalistic palette not unlike those of contemporary flower painters. #spring

Sideboard, ca. 1795–1805. American. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Purchase, Joseph Pulitzer Bequest and Mitchel Taradash Gift, 1945 (45.77)

Sideboard, ca. 1795–1805. American. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Purchase, Joseph Pulitzer Bequest and Mitchel Taradash Gift, 1945 (45.77)

Easy chair, 1730–40. American. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1935 (35.117)

Easy chair, 1730–40. American. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1935 (35.117)

Attributed to Duncan Phyfe (American, born Scotland, 1770–1854). Card Table, 1815–25. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Partial and Promised Gift of James and Laura Freeman, 2004 (2004.538) #newyork #nyc

Attributed to Duncan Phyfe (American, born Scotland, 1770–1854). Card Table, 1815–25. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Partial and Promised Gift of James and Laura Freeman, 2004 (2004.538) #newyork #nyc

Read this Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History essay, The Golden Age of French Furniture in the Eighteenth Century and view a slideshow of works. | Stamped by Claude–Louis Burgat (French, 1717–before 1782). Armchair (bergère en cabriolet) (one of a pair), ca. 1760–70. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. The Jack and Belle Linsky Collection, 1982 (1982.60.89) #paris

Read this Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History essay, The Golden Age of French Furniture in the Eighteenth Century and view a slideshow of works. | Stamped by Claude–Louis Burgat (French, 1717–before 1782). Armchair (bergère en cabriolet) (one of a pair), ca. 1760–70. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. The Jack and Belle Linsky Collection, 1982 (1982.60.89) #paris

Jean-Baptiste Vinceneux (ca. 1726–ca. 1795, active 1750–86). Stand (piètement) for a model of La Samaritaine, 1773. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wrightsman, 1983 (1983.185.7)

Jean-Baptiste Vinceneux (ca. 1726–ca. 1795, active 1750–86). Stand (piètement) for a model of La Samaritaine, 1773. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wrightsman, 1983 (1983.185.7)

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