Attributed to George Bullock, English, 1777/78–1818
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.)
Medium or Technique
Laburnum, ebony, with brass inlay; gilt-bronze mounts; brass grille; rouge griotte marble top of later date
Susan Morse Hilles Gallery (Gallery 152)
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.