REQUEST FOR HELP: Nazi seal and inscription on armchair ; meaning and origins ?


I'm searching for the meaning of an abbreviation reading "Ich.Pol." engraved on the foot of an armchair given to my great-grandfather in Paris after the war, as compensation for looted furniture in his lawyer office during the Occupation (Paris, 16th arrondissement).
Also featured in the engravement : a svastika + IIIrd Reich eagle.
Photo can be sent in a separate email.

Thank you for your help

Noemi Garel

Re: scholar's involvement in the looting & smuggling of Cambodia's antiquities

The recent New York Times article on the role of two respected US scholars in the looting of Cambodian antiquities is interesting. It reminds me that Cambodia suffered from a far more illustrious looter – André Malraux. The story, told by Steven Boswell in his highly acclaimed alternative guide to Phnom Penh, King Norodom's Head, is reproduced here:

Gerald Jackson
Nordic Institute of Asian Studies

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