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.

Table Cabinet

Start collecting

The cabinet is composed of a drop front and lid which when open reveal eight drawers and four small doors. The underlying carcase is constructed of oak with an inner carcase composed of a softwood. The divides between the drawers and compartments are also a softwood faced on the front edges with...

Show Full Description


Private collection, Southern France [see note 1]; By 2001, Galerie Neuse, Bremen, Germany; 2001 sold by Galerie Neuse to the MFA. (Accession date: December 12, 2001) NOTES: [1] In a letter to the MFA, September 21, 2001, Volker Wurster, dealer of the Galerie Neuse, writes that the family from whom the gallery purchased the cabinet claims it remained within the family and that no change of ownership took place between 1933-1945.

Credit Line

Henry H. and Zoe Oliver Sherman Fund and Museum purchase with funds donated anonymously

German (Augsburg), about 1580–1600


57 x 92.5 x 41 cm (22 7/16 x 36 7/16 x 16 1/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Wood; oak and pine veneered with maple, cherry, beech, and other woods, gilt brass, iron