European Decorative Arts and Sculpture
Plant StandMade in France, Europe
Martin Carlin, German (active Paris), c. 1730 - 1785. Plaques made by the Sèvres porcelain factory, Sèvres, France, 1756 - present. Plaques painted by Vincent Taillandier, French, 1736 - 1790.
Oak with tulipwood, rosewood, and other wood veneers; gilded bronze mounts; soft-paste porcelain plaques with enamel and gilt decoration
1939-41-13Bequest of Eleanore Elkins Rice, 1939
LabelThe curved porcelain plaques that decorate this plant stand were likely sold by the Sèvres porcelain factory to the marchands-merciers Simon-Philippe Poirier and Dominique Daguerre, who then specially commissioned this piece from the cabinetmaker Martin Carlin. Marchands-merciers were trendsetting merchants who are credited with the creation of many novel forms of porcelain-mounted furniture in the eighteenth century.
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