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Deaccessioned Art

It is standard professional practice for museums to routinely evaluate their collections to ensure that the highest standards of collecting and display are maintained. From time to time, it is necessary to remove one or more works of art from the museum’s permanent collection in accordance with the standards determined by the Association of Art Museum Directors. This practice is known as deaccessioning.

The Cleveland Museum of Art maintains a cautious approach toward deaccessioning. A work of art may be a candidate for deaccessioning due to lack of relevancy to the museum’s mission, duplication in the collection, poor quality or condition, repatriation, false attribution, or the museum’s inability to adequately care for or store the work of art due particular needs or requirements.

The following list outlines the works of art that have been deaccessioned from the museum’s collection since 1998.

E.g., 08/05/2021
E.g., 08/05/2021
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Title Artist/Origin Former Accession Date Created Department Deaccession Datesort ascending
Table France, 18th century 1942.38 c. 1780-1790 Decorative Art and Design June 5, 2011
Desk David Roentgen (German, 1743-1807) 1964.297 1785-1789 Decorative Art and Design June 5, 2011
Sideboard, desserte Jean-Henri Riesener (French, 1734-1806) 1944.114 1768-1794 Decorative Art and Design June 5, 2011
Mirror France(?), style of Louis XVI, 18th Century 1926.513 c. 1765-1780 Decorative Art and Design June 5, 2011
Table France, 18th century 1942.37 c. 1780-1790 Decorative Art and Design June 5, 2011
Writing Stand France, Paris, 18th century 1989.161 c, 1780 Decorative Art and Design June 5, 2011
Writing Table France, 18th century 1942.595 c. 1760-1775 Decorative Art and Design June 5, 2011
Chair Georges Jacob (French, 1739-1814) 1942.75 c. 1780-1790 Decorative Art and Design June 5, 2011
Table Jean-Adelbert Vovis (French, 1735-c. 1804) 1942.45 c. 1780-1790 Decorative Art and Design June 5, 2011
Urn France, 18th century 1989.172 c. 1780 Decorative Art and Design June 5, 2011
Armchair France, 18th century 1942.600 1700-1725 Decorative Art and Design June 5, 2011
Table Desk Claude Revault (French, 1757) 1960.100 c. 1760 Decorative Art and Design June 5, 2011
Chair Georges Jacob (French, 1739-1814) 1942.74 c. 1780-1790 Decorative Art and Design June 5, 2011
Table Christophe Wolff (French, 1720-1795) 1942.34 c. 1770-1780 Decorative Art and Design June 5, 2011
Small Round Marquetry Table Jean-Georges Schlichtig (German, 1736-c. 1782) 1942.596 c. 1775 Decorative Art and Design June 5, 2011
Mirror France(?), style of Louis XVI, 18th Century 1926.512 c. 1765-1780 Decorative Art and Design June 5, 2011
Two-Tier Pedestal Table France or England, 18th century 1942.583 c. 1790 Decorative Art and Design June 5, 2011
Cartonniere France, style of Louis XV, 19th century 1960.287 1800s Decorative Art and Design June 5, 2011
Oval Stool Georges Jacob (French, 1739-1814) 2003.254 c. 1780 Decorative Art and Design June 5, 2011
Pietà Bernardo Strozzi (Italian, 1581?-1644) 1953.27 c.1615-1630 European Painting and Sculpture November 28, 2010

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