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October 31st, 1932

Dear Mrs. Quinn,

Under separate cover we are sending you a catalogue of the George Blumenthal collection which is being sold at auction in Paris on December first.

For your information, Mr. Blumenthal has been for many years one of the outstanding collectors of works of art, particularly of the 18th century French, both in America and in Europe.  He is likewise a trustee of the Metropolitan Museum, and his house in New York is in itself a veritable museum filled with the rarest examples of not only 18th Century French furniture, tapestries and paintings, but also with many rare works of art of the Gothic and Renaissance periods.  The collection that is being sold in Paris, however, comes from his Paris residence which he decided to give up on the death of his wife last year.

Now, it occurred to us that there is a table in this collection which is one of the rarest tables in existence, and we thought, therefore, that you might be interested in it.  It is reproduced opposite Page 86 on two pages, and described on Page 87.  It is what is termed a "mechanical" table,

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