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Cabinet

Cabinet

  • Place of origin:

    England (A Dutch or Italian origin has also been considered, made)

  • Date:

    1670-1700 (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Oak with marquetry of walnut, pear and ebony

  • Museum number:

    157:2-1889

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Consisting of two parts, the upper section a cupboard with two doors enclosing shelves, and the lower part a chest of four(?) drawers on turned feet. Decorated with marquetry of various woods with figures and scrolling ornament.

Place of Origin

England (A Dutch or Italian origin has also been considered, made)

Date

1670-1700 (made)

Materials and Techniques

Oak with marquetry of walnut, pear and ebony

Dimensions

Height: 205 cm, Width: 109 cm, Depth: 56 cm

Object history note

Bought from Durlacher Bros. of Bond Street on 26 March 1889 for £42 'blistered and rubbed'. The Cabinet is described in the RP as 'Marq.y Cabinet with door in the upper part and drawers below. English. Charles II'. R/P: MA/1/D1979/1

The dept. file states (apparently wrongly) that the cabinet was acquired from Stefano Bardini, Florence.

Descriptive line

English or Continental c1700?, marquetry; on chest of drawers (possibly from another source)

Materials

Oak

Techniques

Marquetry

Categories

Furniture

Collection

Furniture and Woodwork Collection

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