The Bureau with Indian heads and Daphne masks under consideration here, restored to its original appearance intended by its designer, is the contre-partie of the première partie version in the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art. The latter, bequeathed to the museum by Ogden Mills (1884-1937), a rich businessman and President Hoover's Secretary of the Treasury, originally came from the collections owned by Lord Hertford then Sir Richard
Wallace and Sir John Murray Scott1. Another counter part bureau belonging to the same group, but not as large, is in the Frick Collection in New York.
About André-Charles Boulle, the elder
French , 1642-1732, Paris, France, based in Paris, France