Cabinet on stand

French (Paris)
about 1660


Object Place: Paris, France

Dimensions

189.23 x 161.29 x 53.97 cm (74 1/2 x 63 1/2 x 21 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

1981.656

Medium or Technique

Ebony veneer on pine; cherry, ivory

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Case furniture and boxes

One cabinet on stand. Ebony: draws veneered with cherry. Cabinet interior inlaid with ivory. Fourteen drawers and a compartment inlaid with ivory, cherry and ebony.

Provenance

By 1681, Duke of Hamilton, Hamilton Palace, Scotland [see note 1]; 1882, sold at Hamilton Palace Collection sale (1882), Christie Manson Woods, lot 1284 and bought by T. Laurie and Son. Private collection. Private collection [see note 2]. May 2, 1937, sold at Christie Manson Woods, London, lot 151, and bought by Lady Flavia Anderson, Edinburgh; 1977, sold by Lady Anderson to Alexander and Berendt, Ltd., London; 1981, sold by Alexander and Berendt to the MFA. (Accession date: December 1, 1981)

NOTES:
[1] Recorded in the Hamilton Palace inventory of 1681. [2] See MFA curatorial recommendation, which states that the cabinet passed through two private collections before it was sold at Christie Manson Woods in 1937.

Credit Line

Harriet J. Bradbury Fund