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This is a Letter. It was written by Jean Léon Decloux. It is dated ca. 1906. Its medium is ink on paper. It is a part of the department.

Through their travels, Sarah and Eleanor befriended international art collectors and dealers, such as French architect and collector Jean Léon Decloux. Decloux was charmed by the sisters’ “practical attempt to familiarize American artisans with the finest forms of French decorative art. . . . ” He invited the women to his villa in Sèvres, France, to see his collection of largely 18th-century French decorative arts, and they soon initiated a sale of several hundred valuable drawings and furniture mounts to the museum.

It is credited Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 21 × 13.7 cm (8 1/4 × 5 3/8 in.)

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