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 304
B 94
Artist: Louis XV, Franz.
Medium: Decorative Arts
Title: Hocker
Description: Nussbaum gebeizt und geschnitzt.
Vier geschweifte in Hufen endigende Beine, deren die Kante begleitende Rundstände in die gerade, konturierte Zarge übergehen. In der Mitte der Zarge, Muschelmotiv.
Grünseidener, hellblumig gemusterter Damastbezug.
H. 43 Br. 57 T. 43
Provenance and Comments:
Archival Sources: RG 260 M1943 Reel 2 NARA; RA 15, RV 103, MAEE, Paris, France
Measurements: 43 x 57 x 43
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