Cabinet on Stand

Attributed to André-Charles Boulle, furniture worker
French, Paris, about 1675–1680
Oak veneered with ebony, pewter, tortoiseshell, brass, ivory, horn, and various woods; with drawers of snake wood; painted and gilded wood figures; gilt-bronze mounts
7 ft. 6 1/2 in. x 4 ft. 11 1/2 in. x 2 ft. 2 1/4 in.

audio Curator Gillian Wilson explains how the cabinet is typical of propaganda objects made for king Louis XIV.