Famed Museum Louvre Launches Crowdfunding Campaign to Purchase 18th Century Jeweled Table

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Earlier this week, administration at the Louvre announced they have started a crowdfunding campaign to raise €12.5 million purchase of a jeweled piece of 18th-century furniture, Teschen Table.

According to the New York Times, the Teschen Table, which is also known as the “Table of Peace,”  was offered to the diplomat, Louis Charles Auguste Le Tonnelier, Baron de Bretuil, a French diplomat who negotiated the end of a Bavarian war. Although considered both a table a piece of jewelry, due to its form, along with the materials and techniques employed in its creation, it is regarded as one of the most extraordinary pieces of furniture ever made.

Read more at: http://www.crowdfundinsider.com/2014/10/52271-famed-museum-louvre-launches-crowdfunding-campaign-purchase-18th-century-jeweled-table/

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