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  • Place of origin:

    Paris (published)

  • Date:

    ca. 1750 - 1785 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown (Engraver)
    Basset (publisher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Engraving print on paper

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case CUP, shelf 1, box A

Physical description

Engraving; one of a set of four plates each depicting two commodes or low chests of drawers. Inscribed with title and publisher's details.

Place of Origin

Paris (published)


ca. 1750 - 1785 (published)


Unknown (Engraver)
Basset (publisher)

Materials and Techniques

Engraving print on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'Plan Élévation géométrale de 2. Comode Cintrée en plan et en Elevation'
Inscribed at the top

'a paris chez basset le jeune rue S. jacques au coin de la rue des Mathurins a. S. genevieve'
Inscribed at the bottom


Height: 35.5 cm plate, Width: 23.6 cm plate, Height: 46.5 cm paper, Width: 30.9 cm paper

Descriptive line

Engraved ornament print published by Basset le Jeune; one of a set of four plates depicting commodes (chests of drawers); Paris, 1750-1785.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Ornements, architecture. Paris: La Sirène, 1990. Bookseller's catalogue.
Ornements, architecture. Paris: La Sirène, 1990. Bookseller’s catalogue.


Printing ink; Paper


Engraving (printing process)

Subjects depicted

Furniture; Engraved ornament; Commodes (chests of drawers)


Prints; Ornament prints


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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