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Wall cabinet

English
about 1800–10, poss. about 1895


Object Place: Europe, England

Dimensions

Overall: 33.82 cm (13 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

1984.128

Medium or Technique

Wood; Mahogany

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Furniture

Mahogany veneer; brass, ebonized metal, various woods. Two doors enclosing three shelves surmount two small pull drawers over a bracket support. The crenellated top is pierced with quatrefoils, and a lyre is centered in each glazed door. A frieze of fret runs below the parapet and the lower drawers. Lion’ heads run along the parapet and one is suspended from thependant bracket. A crododile, facing right, is on the parapet.

Provenance

Viscounts Portman, Buxted Park, Sussex. By 1929, with Robinson, Fisher and Harding, dealers. By 1935, with Harris, Ltd., dealer, London. March 31, 1973, sale, Christie's, London, lot 119 (as "The Property of a Lady"); Herbert Heidelberger, Amherst, MA; 1984, bequest of Herbert Heidelberger in honor of Frederick and Minna Heidelberger to the MFA.

Credit Line

Bequest of Herbert Heidelberger in honor of Frederick and Minna Heidelberger