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Cabinet of boxes

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Decorated with the contrasting, geometric patterns favored by avant-garde London furniture makers, the door of this cabinet opens to reveal nine drawers. Cabinets, like boxes and dressing boxes, stored writing materials and valuables. This cabinet is the only example of its form to survive from...

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Provenance

Museum purchase from Jeanne A. G. Demers, January, 1982.

Credit Line

Frank B. Bemis Fund

1660–1700

Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts

Dimensions

Overall: 44.5 x 43 x 24.6 cm (17 1/2 x 16 15/16 x 9 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

1982.16

Medium or Technique

Black walnut, fir, red oak, white pine

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Furniture, Case Furniture and Boxes