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Attributed to Bernard van Risenburgh II
French, Paris, about 1735 - 1740
Oak veneered with cherry, amaranth, bois satiné; gilt bronze mounts; brèche d'Alep stone top
H: 3 ft. 9 5/8 in. x W: 15 ft. 4 1/2 in. x D: 1 ft. 9 1/2 in.
77.DA.91

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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.