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Doorcase

Maker:
Carved by Jean Antoine Cuenot (French, active London 1744–1762, born Morteau near La Chaux de Fonds, died 1763)
Designer:
After a design by Giovanni Battista Borra (Italian (Turin), 1713–1770)
Date:
ca. 1755
Culture:
British, London
Medium:
Mahogany and pine (carved, originally painted and gilded)
Dimensions:
Overall: 149 × 58 1/2 × 10 in. (378.5 × 148.6 × 25.4 cm)
Classification:
Woodwork
Credit Line:
Gift of Irwin Untermyer, 1964
Accession Number:
64.101.1212
Not on view
Known as the "monkey" doors, this doorway and its companion in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, were designed by the Piedmontese architect Giovanni Battista Borra (1712–ca. 1786) and executed by the London carver John Cuenot (d. 1762) for the Great Drawing Room of Norfolk House, Saint James's Square, London, which was built for the ninth Duke of Norfolk between 1748 and 1752.
9th Duke of Norfolk (until 1930s (?)) ; Irwin Untermyer (by 1958–64; to MMA)
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