CARLIN, Martin
(b. ca. 1730, Freiburg im Breisgau, d. 1785, Paris)

Commode with Five Porcelain Plaques

Wood with soft-paste porcelain plaques
Musée du Louvre, Paris

Five porcelain plaques or large-format "pictures" ornament this chest of drawers delivered to Mme du Barry in 1772. The three plaques on the front, anonymous, feature gallant subjects, painted after prints based on paintings by Jean-Baptiste Pater and Nicolas Lancret. On the other hand, the two plaques mounted on the sides of the commode, painted by Charles-Nicolas Dodin, present two allegorical subjects painted after Carle Vanloo.

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