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Picking Apart 18th-Century French Furniture to Detect Forgery

The decorative arts adviser William Iselin recently led a team of specialists in Paris as it dismantled an early-1700s desk made by André-Charles Boulle. The piece, commissioned for a French politician, surfaced at auction in 2014 and sold for about $3 million to a private collector. The results of the analysis will help bring clarity to a field struggling with issues of authenticity. Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/21/arts/design/picking-apart-18th-century-french-furniture-to-detect-forgery.htmllatest&contentPlacement=6&pgtype=collection&_r=0

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