Catalogue description Registry Number: CCG 180/21540. Works of fine art: pictures and furniture. Restitution ...

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Details of FO 1057/97
Reference: FO 1057/97
Registry Number: CCG 180/21540.

Works of fine art: pictures and furniture.

Restitution application forms and correspondence between the German restitution office of North Rhine Westphalia and the headquarters of the Reparations, Deliveries and Restitutions Division [RDR] as well as the RDR Netherlands mission regarding restitution claim No 8095, filed by the Dutch government in December 1946 for various furniture and pictures [not specified] originally belonging to the Dutch Art Society, Amsterdam and purchased between 1941 and 1944, as well as three oil paintings [not specified], voluntarily sold by the art dealer JS Fetter of Amsterdam and purchased for 300, 275 and 1,000 pounds respectively, and two small 'harbour landscape' paintings, originally owned by Fa Schreibers, Roermond, and purchased for RM 1,500. All these objects came into the possession of three individuals resident in the Munich-Gladbach area.

This piece includes investigation forms and reports between the RDR and the MFA and A regarding the claimed paintings, dated February-July 1947, according to which the furniture and the paintings originally owned by the Dutch Art Society were reported as destroyed as their premises had been bombed, while two out of the three unknown pictures and the two 'harbour landscapes' were made available for release to an accredited representative of the Netherlands government in December 1947. Authority for release and receipt forms for two of the pictures [not specified] for an appraised sum of RM 600 [1938 monetary value], dated December 1947-May 1948, are also present in the piece.

Note: This document forms part of the Looted Art Collection; records selection and descriptions reproduced by the kind permission of the Commission for Looted Art in Europe.
Date: 1946 - 1948
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Former reference in its original department: CCG 180/21540
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Closure status: Open Document, Open Description

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