User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Cabinet

Start collecting

This piece embodies the idea that “more is more.” Designed to convey their owners’ wealth and taste, such cabinets were used to display equally sumptuous works of art, such as elaborate clocks or vases. All of New York’s leading cabinetmakers made similar pieces, which were called...

Show Full Description

Signed

"Aylward" signed in pencil on ormolu around door plaque.

Marks

1. Stamped "N. GUSTAFSSON" on top of ebonized pilasters, bottom rail of central door, bottom rail of left and right front panels, back of stretcher of base, back board. 2. Stamped "P.E.G." on ormolu around the bronze relief plaque in upper section and on ormolu around the ceramic plaque on the door.

Provenance

Museum purchase from Carl L. Crossman (Danvers, Mass.), 1981.

Credit Line

Edwin E. Jack Fund

about 1873–75

Object Place

New York, New York, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 143.5 x 179.1 x 41.9 cm (56 1/2 x 70 1/2 x 16 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

1981.400

Medium or Technique

Mahogany, rosewood, exotic woods, porcelain and bronze plaques

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Furniture, Case Furniture and Boxes