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Cabinet

Cabinet

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Carved and pierce carved mahogany and pietre dure

  • Credit Line:

    The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Collection on loan to the Victoria and Albert Museum, London

  • Museum number:

    LOAN:GILBERT.107:1-2008

  • Gallery location:

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Sir Arthur Gilbert and his wife Rosalinde formed one of the world's great decorative art collections, including silver, mosaics, enamelled portrait miniatures and gold boxes. Arthur Gilbert donated his extraordinary collection to Britain in 1996.

Physical description

Mahogany and hardstone cabinet, the front inset with eighteen small rectangular, and one semi-circular plaques with birds and flowers and a large plaque with a vase of flowers, the top of the cabinet with a raised arch.

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Carved and pierce carved mahogany and pietre dure

Object history note

Provenance: Easton Neston, Northants, England. Richard Courtney, London.

Descriptive line

Mahogany and hardstone cabinet, the front inset with eighteen small rectangular, and one semi-circular plaques with birds and flowers and a large plaque with a vase of flowers, the top of the cabinet with a raised arch.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Gonzalez-Palacios, Alvar and Steffi Röttgen with essays by Steffi Röttgen, Claudia Przyborowski; essays and new catalogue material translated by Alla Theodora Hall. The Art of Mosaics: Selections from the Gilbert Collection. Los Angeles: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1982, 224 p., ill. Cat. no. 5, p. 90. ISBN 0875871097
Gonzalez-Palacios, Alvar. The Art of Mosaics: Selections from the Gilbert Collection, Los Angeles: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1977. 143 p., ill. Cat. no. 5. ISBN 0875870805.
Massinelli, Anna Maria with contributions by Jeanette Hanisee Gabriel. Hardstones: The Gilbert Collection. London: Philip Wilson Publishers Ltd. in association with The Gilbert Collection, 2000. 329 p., ill. Cat. no. 3, pp. 36-37. ISBN 0856675105.
32
The Gilbert Mosaic Collection, Los Angeles : Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1975
48
Avery, Charles, assisted by Arthur Emperatori. Mosaics from the Gilbert Collection: summary catalogue. London : H.M.S.O., 1975

Subjects depicted

Cherries; Flowers; Birds; Flowers, daffodils

Categories

Furniture; Hardstone; Plaques & Plaquettes

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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