• TitleCabinet
  • Technique/ MaterialWood (Fir, poplar and pearwood) veneer with ebony, pearwood,purplewood, iroko, rosewood, ivory, bone
  • DimensionsDimensions: (h x b x dj) 216 x 190 x 64 cm
  • DatingMade 1620 - 1650
  • Artist/Maker Unknown French
  • CategoryApplied art and design, Furniture
  • ClassificationMöbel, Skåp, Kabinettskåp
  • Inventory No.NMK CXV 1859
  • AcquisitionBequest 1873 Karl XV
  • ExhibitedNationalmuseum, Room 1621 17th century
  • Description
    Images and media

    This unique French ebony cabinet features richly sculpted relief decoration in two medallions, containing representations of the fountain of Venus and a feast of the gods. The scenes are surrounded by frames of putti, flower garlands and “cartilage” (or “auricular style”) ornament. The decoration was probably inspired by the work of the Dutch silversmith Adam van Vianen.