CONTE, Meiffren
(b. ca. 1631, Marseille, d. 1705, Marseille)


Oil on canvas, 92 x 144 cm
Private collection

This canvas represents a still-life with Hercules candlestick, silver gilt ewer, lemons and oranges on a sideboard dish, nautilus shell, and other objects arranged on a ledge with a column beyond.

Many of the objects included in his paintings appear to have been inspired by the tableware that once formed the king's collection at Versailles.

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