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Cabinet

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Large rectangular cabinet supported on four short front legs terminating in animal-paw feet and four straight rear legs; main body of cabinet contains an arched niche at each side, with a small drawer above and below, flanking a central door with inlaid Asian motifs, including irises, flowers,...

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Inscription

Signed in pencil on back "N. 908, Harriman Esq. "

Marks

Stamped "HERTER BROS" twice on back.

Provenance

Probably owned originally by Harriman family, possibly E.H. Harriman of the railroad industry; purchased from Margot Johnson, Inc., a New York City dealer, by the Museum in 2000.

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated anonymously and the Frank B. Bemis Fund

about 1880

Object Place

New York City, New York, United States

Dimensions

133.35 x 184.78 x 38.42 cm (52 1/2 x 72 3/4 x 15 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

2000.3

Medium or Technique

Maple, bird's-eye maple, oak or chestnut, stamped and gilt paper, with gilding, inlay, and carved decoration; original brass pulls and key

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Furniture, Case Furniture and Boxes