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image: Charles Cressent, Writing Table (bureau plat) (detail), c. 1735/1745 image: Jean-Mathieu Chevallier, Chest of Drawers (commode) (detail), mid-18th century, possibly 1743/1744 image: Johann Joachim Kaendler, Candelabrum: Swan Among Rushes (detail), c. 1750 image: Joseph Baumhauer, Chest of Drawers (commode) (detail), probably between 1767 and 1772 but possibly a decade earlier image: Jacques Caffiéri, Andiron (feu or chenet), (detail), 1750/1755

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Learn more about the permanent collection installations at the Gallery. Plan your visit to the National Gallery with these maps of must-see works in What to See in an Hour? West Building (PDF) and What to See in an Hour? East Building (PDF).

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