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Cabinet: T.8-1945

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Current Location: In storage






Outside covered with linen, polychrome silk embroidery in rococo, tent, back, and couching stitches. Depicting the Five Senses: on the top Smell, on the doors Hearing and Sight, on the sides Touch and Taste. On the back Orpheus with his lyre.
Inside covered with white silk, polychrome silk embroidery in satin, dot and couching stitches with some silk covered wire. Depicting the Elements: on the doors Fire and Air, on the lid Water and Earth. Further pastoral and hunting pictorial scenes inside front, Father Time with hour glass and scythe on central panel between drawers


History note: Unknown before Mrs W.D. (Frances Louisa) Dickson

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Given by Mrs W.D. Dickson

Measurements and weight

Depth: 6.5 in
Height: 9.5 in
Width: 10.75 in

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Method of acquisition: Given (1945-04-19) by Dickson, W. D. (Frances Louisa), Mrs


Mid 17th century
Circa 1650 CE - Circa 1674 CE

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Accession number: T.8-1945
Primary reference Number: 77903
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 7 November 2022 Last processed: Friday 11 November 2022

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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