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Cabinet on stand

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One cabinet on stand. Ebony: draws veneered with cherry. Cabinet interior inlaid with ivory. Fourteen drawers and a compartment inlaid with ivory, cherry and ebony.


By 1681, Duke of Hamilton, Hamilton Palace, Scotland [see note 1]; 1882, sold at Hamilton Palace Collection sale (1882), Christie Manson Woods, lot 1284 and bought by T. Laurie and Son. Private collection. Private collection [see note 2]. May 2, 1937, sold at Christie Manson Woods, London, lot 151, and bought by Lady Flavia Anderson, Edinburgh; 1977, sold by Lady Anderson to Alexander and Berendt, Ltd., London; 1981, sold by Alexander and Berendt to the MFA. (Accession date: December 1, 1981) NOTES: [1] Recorded in the Hamilton Palace inventory of 1681. [2] See MFA curatorial recommendation, which states that the cabinet passed through two private collections before it was sold at Christie Manson Woods in 1937.

Credit Line

Harriet J. Bradbury Fund

French (Paris), about 1660

Object Place

Paris, France


189.23 x 161.29 x 53.97 cm (74 1/2 x 63 1/2 x 21 1/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Ebony veneer on pine; cherry, ivory