Cabinet

Object Details

Title:

Cabinet

Artist/Maker(s):

Attributed to Bernard II van Risenburgh (French, after 1696 - about 1766, master before 1730)

Culture:

French

Place(s):

Paris, France (Place created)

Date:

about 1735 - 1740

Medium:

Oak veneered with bloodwood, cherry, cururu, and amaranth; gilt bronze mounts, bréche d' Alep top

Dimensions:

115.9 x 468.6 x 54.6 cm (45 5/8 x 184 1/2 x 21 1/2 in.)

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This long cabinet is actually made up of three separate cabinets placed end to end and fixed together with bolts. The original purpose of this unique object is not clear. Since the interior contains shelves that can be adjusted to varying heights, the joined cabinets may have been used to store boxes of prints, drawings, or maps. Three long drawers with separate locks, possibly used for storing larger sheets, run along the base.