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17th century
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General Description

Fashion designer, Gabrielle (Coco) Chanel, originally installed this table at Villa La Pausa, and it remained part of the villa's decor through the residency of Wendy and Emery Reves. One of the hallmarks of La Pausa was simplicity, a characteristic that applied not only to decoration but also to etiquette. Lunches and dinners were not served at table but as a buffet.

Adapted from

  • DMA Label Copy (1985.R.604), 17th century
  • Meslay, Olivier and Martha MacLeod. From Chanel to Reves (Dallas, Texas: Dallas Museum of Art, 2015), 20.