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Cabinet

English (London)
about 1815
Attributed to George Bullock (English, 1777/78–1818)


Dimensions

H. 81.9 cm; W. 65.4 cm; D. 44.1 cm (H. 32 1/4 in.; W. 25 3/4 in.; D. 17 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

2004.2247

Medium or Technique

Laburnum, ebony, with brass inlay; gilt-bronze mounts; brass grille; rouge griotte marble top of later date

On View

Susan Morse Hilles Gallery (Gallery 152)

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Furniture

Cabinet-maker George Bullock, who mastered the technique of brass inlay and marquetry between 1810–15, originally created a cabinet like this one to hold scientific specimens. The powerful geometric design and inlaid ornamentation give it the grandeur found on much larger cabinets.

Provenance

Private collection, Swansea, England. 2003, acquired on the London art market by Horace Wood Brock, New York; 2004, gift of Horace Wood Brock to the MFA. (Accession Date: February 23, 2005)

Credit Line

Gift of Horace Wood Brock