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 15
Aus Kiste Nr. B 20
Anhängender Zettel MR 83
Artist: Louis XV, Französisch
Medium: Decorative Arts
Title: Kommode
Description: Gegenstück zu BoR 13.
Marmorplatte derzeit nicht vorhanden.
Provenance and Comments: This item went from the German Embassy to the Jeu de Paume in mid-December 1940. It was restored in the winter of 1944-1945.
Archival Sources: RG 260 M1943 Reel 2 NARA; Bundesarchiv, B323/293, B323/294, B323/312
Transfer place: German Embassy, Paris
Transfer place: Jeu de Paume
Transfer date: 1940-12-19
Transfer place: Kogl 612
Transfer place: Lager Peter
Transfer date: 1944-10-27
Munich No.: 22080
Repatriated to France? Yes
Repatriation date: 1947-09-25
Restituted? Yes