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 301
B 68
Anhängender Zettel MR 97
Artist: Louis XV, Franz.
Medium: Decorative Arts
Title: Hocker
Description: Holzgeschnitztes, vergoldetes Gestell.
Vier stark geschweifte, in Voluten endigende, mit Rocaillen verzierte Beine, konturierte Zarge mit Rocaillenmotiv in der Mitte.
Bezug: Grossblumig gemusterter Seidenvolur, heller Grund, dunkelgrüner Ranken und Blätter, rote Blüten.
H. 32 Br. 54,5 T. 39,5 cm
Provenance and Comments: This item was packed in a crate at the German Embassy, then transferred to the Louvre from where it was taken to the Jeu de Paume.
Archival Sources: RG 260 M1943 Reel 2 NARA; RA 15, RV 103, MAEE, Paris, France
Measurements: 32 x 54,5 x 39,5 cm
Transfer place: German Embassy, Paris
Transfer place: Louvre
Transfer place: Jeu de Paume
Transfer date: 1941-05-02
Repatriated to France? Yes
Restituted? Yes
Restitution date: 1946-01-15