Owner: Maurice de Rothschild — Paris, France
Collection: (BoR) Botschaft Rothschild--The largest collections stolen in France mostly by specialized elements of the German occupation forces belonged to the Rothschild family. The German Embassy in Paris guided by Ambassador Otto Abetz, oversaw the plunder of property belonging to various members of the Rothschild family, including Maurice, Alexandrine, James-Armand and Edmond. These early removals of Rothschild property occurred in the summer and fall of 1940 and were greatly aided by the Devisenschutzkommando (DSK), a securities and financial fraud police organization that had jurisdiction over bank vaults and safe deposit boxes where thousands of art objects were stored for safekeeping.
Inventory No.: BoR 298
B 99
Anhängender Zettel MR 123
Artist: Louis XV, Franz.
Medium: Decorative Arts
Title: X-förmiger Klappschemel
Description: Holzgeschnitzte, vergoldete Streben, lebhaft geschwungen und mit Rocaillen verziert.
Grossblumig gemusterter, broschierter Seidenbezug mit Fransen, an den Ecken Troddeln, von denen eine fehlt.
H. 53 Br. 69 T. 46 cm
Provenance and Comments:
Archival Sources: RG 260 M1943 Reel 2 NARA; RA 15, RV 103, MAEE, Paris, France
Measurements: 53 x 69 x 46 cm
Intake place: German Embassy, Paris
Transfer place: Jeu de Paume
Transfer date: 1941-05-02
Repatriated to France? Yes
Restituted? Yes
Restitution date: 1946-01-15