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Cabinet: M.22-1972

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)


Designer: Talbert, Bruce James (Probably)




Pine cabinet with carved and inlaid decoration, and scrolled wrought iron mounts.


History note: Charles and Lavinia Handley-Read; Thomas Stainton, executor of the Handley-Read estate

Legal notes

Purchased with the Perceval Fund, and a contribution from the Victoria and Albert Museum Grant-in-Aid Fund.

Measurements and weight

Height: 228.6 cm
Width: 127.0 cm

Relative size of this object

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1972-10-19) by Stainton, Thomas


Late 19th Century
Victoria I
Production date: circa AD 1870

School or Style

Gothic Revival

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Mounts composed of iron
Carcase composed of pine
Lower Part Depth 68.8 cm

Techniques used in production


References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.22-1972
Primary reference Number: 98141
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 11 August 2016 Last processed: Monday 15 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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