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“Soon after Marie-Antoinette ascended the throne in France in 1774, the young queen embraced a new fashion for interiors à la turc. This style grew out of a taste for neoclassical decoration initiated about 1770 by architects and designers who had studied ancient architecture in Italy. To the classical motifs, le goût turc called for the addition of turbaned figures, camels, crossed crescents, pearls, and other decorative elements associated with the Ottoman Empire. Such an eccentric style was reserved for the decoration of private spaces, boudoirs, or cabinets, which gave designers and architects more freedom than was permitted in public apartments at court or in aristocratic residences.” (from the introduction of the recent exhibition catalogue: 'Turkish Taste at the Court of Marie-Antoinette' held at the Frick Collection from June 8th through September 11th, 2011)
Dominique Daguerre (c. 1740-89) was one of the leading merchants in Paris at the end of 18th Century, and under his direction Adam Weisweiler incorporated panels, supplied by Daguerre, to execute a pair of cabinets, one of which bears a pietra dura panel of a Turk in traditional costume, closely related to the panel offered here.
|Height||18.50 cm||(7.28 inches)|
|Width||14.00 cm||(5.51 inches)|
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