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Designed for a collector, this cabinet is fitted with two banks of graduated drawers, intended to hold medals, coins, and other small-scale works of art. It is a rare and important example of the furniture produced by London cabinetmaker James Newton, one of the greatest exponents of...

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Provenance

2006, acquired on the London art market by Horace Wood Brock, New York; gift of Horace Wood Brock to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 13, 2006)

Credit Line

Gift of Horace Wood Brock in memory of George "Peabo" Gardner, Jr.

English (London), about 1805

Dimensions

Overall: 162.6 x 108 x 48.3 cm (64 x 42 1/2 x 19 in.)

Accession Number

2006.1927

Medium or Technique

Oak, pine, and mahogany, veneered with satinwood, rosewood, tulipwood, ebony, and boxwood; partially ebonized and gilded; ivory, and brass

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Furniture