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 287
AUS KISTE NR.
B 77
Nr. 89
Artist: Louis XV, Franz.
Medium: Decorative Arts
Title: Ecksofa [banquette de coin]
Description: Nussbaum poliert und geschnitzt
Von dreieckiger Form, vorn mit geschweifter Sitzkante. Vier geschweifte Volutenf├╝sse, oben mit Rocaillen. Geschweifte konturierte Zarge mit Rocaillen- und Rankenmotiven. R├╝cklehne ebenfalls geschweift, zur Mitte ansteigend.
Bezug: gestreifter, rose Seidenrips mit gestrickten Streublumen
H. 85 Br. 131 T. 84 cm
Bezug verblichen und stellenweise zerschliessen.
Angeklebter Zettel M. Rothschild 89.
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Provenance and Comments:
Archival Sources: RG 260 M1943 Reel 2 NARA; RA 15, RV 103, MAEE, Paris, France
Measurements: 85 x 131 x 84 cm
Intake place: German Embassy, Paris
Transfer place: Jeu de Paume
Transfer date: 1941-05-02
Restituted? Yes
Restitution date: 1946-06-15
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