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The ebony carcase is fitted with ivory, silver, and gilt metal mounts, set with amber cabochons and lapis lazuli. The ambers are carved variously with classical masks, flowers and insects. Silver male and female caryatids are mounted at each corner.

Inscription

'F.v.Miller Munchen' engraved in script on lower left corner of central panel.

Marks

No marks

Provenance

Commissioned by William Arnold Buffum, Boston, MA; 1901, bequeathed by William Arnold Buffum to the MFA. (Accession date: January 1, 1901)

Credit Line

Bequest of William Arnold Buffum

German (Munich), 19th century, about 1880–85

Place of Manufacture

Munich, Germany

Dimensions

Overall: 46 x 44 x 30.8cm (18 1/8 x 17 5/16 x 12 1/8in.)

Accession Number

02.86a-b

Medium or Technique

Ebony, ivory, silver, gilded metal, lapis lazuli, amber

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Boxes