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 294 a-e
B 64, B 65
Artist: Louis XV, Franz.
Medium: Decorative Arts
Title: Sitzgarnitur, bestehend aus Sofa und vier Sesseln.
Description: Holzgeschnitztes, vergoldetes Gestell.
Sofa mit acht geschweiften, mit Rocaillen geschmückten Beinen, konturierte geschweifte Zarge mit durchbrochenen geschnitzter Blütenrocaille in der Mitte, Blütenmotiv über den Beinen und Rocaillen seitlich. Geschweifte Rückenlehne mit Blumenkorb auf dem Scheitel, gepolsterte Armlehnen, in Rocaillen auslaufend, mit geschweiften Stützen.
Unbezogene Polster.
Sofa H. 111,5 Br. 200 T. 66 cm
Sessel H. 102 Br. 72 T. 60 cm
Angeklebter Zettel:M.Rothschild 44
Provenance and Comments: Four of these items were packed in two crates at the German Embassy, then transferred to the Louvre and from there to the Jeu de Paume.BoR 294 a (Sofa) was restituted on 15 June 1946.
Archival Sources: RG 260 M1943 Reel 2 NARA; RA 15, RV 103, MAEE, Paris, France
Measurements: 111,5 x 200 x 66 cm; 102 x 72 x 60 cm
Intake place: German Embassy, Paris
Transfer place: Jeu de Paume
Transfer date: 1941-05-02
Restituted? Yes
Restitution date: 1946-06-15