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Cabinet: M.6-1957

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Current Location: Gallery 17 (Flower)


Maker: Unknown




Upright veneered marquetry cabinet in the French style, of bombé form, with carved and splayed sides. Inside is a nest of drawers in the lower part, with shelves in the upper half, enclosed by two doors. One is inlaid with a parquetry of flower heads divided by a bands of light and dark mahogany. The other is inlaid with a pearwood shell and a floral garland on a satinwood ground, banded with kingwood. The sides have pendants of flowers tied by ribbons in a variety of woods on satinwood. The top is yew wood banded with kingwood. The top and sides are outlined with ormolu mouldings, and the doors with ormolu egg and dart framework with sprays of foliage.


History note: The Earl of Tankerville, Chillingham Castle, Northumberland; sold Sotheby's 20 May 1955,Catalogue of Continental Porcelain, Fine French and English Furniture, Tapestries, Clocks, Oriental and European Clocks, lot 168; bought by C. Stall; sold to Messrs Hotspur, 14 Lowndes Street, Belgrave Square, London, SW1.

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Bought with the S. G. Perceval Fund with a contribution from the National Art Collections Fund

Measurements and weight

Depth: 48.1 cm
Height: 140.2 cm
Width: 107.6 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1957-07-18) by Messrs. Hotspur


18th Century, Mid
George III
Production date: circa AD 1770

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Components of the work

Veneer composed of kingwood pearwood satinwood yew mahogany

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.6-1957
Primary reference Number: 98098
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 18 October 2017 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

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

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