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Dressing table, New York
Mahogany, white pine, yellow poplar
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label: on back: "Vergennes / by / Trumbull / by repute"
An identification of the subject as the French dramatist Pierre Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais (1732-99) has been proposed, but not substantiated. An alternative identification is Charles Gravier, Comte de Vergennes (1717-87), the French statesman and foreign minister who supported the American revolution against British sovereignty.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
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