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Large oak cabinet in two sections: lower section has two drawers and hinged doors with panels ornamented with carved "Japanese" fish and with shelves behind, and console pilasters, and carved dog's heads; upper case features glazed doors with Gothic tracery which open to reveal shelves behind;...

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Paper label: "NOVELTY WOOD WORKS / J.J. McNUTT / Builder and Manufacturer of / Mouldings, Counters, Bank and Store Fixtures /Malden & Wareham Sts. Boston"


Built for the office of Henry Wenz, a Viennese-trained chemist who came to Boston and established a chocolate business in the nineteenth century; purchased in 1987 from Paul Weiner, Weiner's Antiques, 22 Beacon Street, Boston, Massachusetts.

Credit Line

Gift of The Seminarians

about 1880–90

Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts, United States


224.8 x 120.7 x 62.2 cm (88 1/2 x 47 1/2 x 24 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Oak, yellow poplar, burl walnut veneer




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