Walnut, inlaid with marquetry in various fruitwoods
233 x 145 cm
Place of origin
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Hardwick Hall, Derbyshire (Accredited Museum)
A walnut and fruitwood marquetry display cabinet, Dutch, mid-18th century, having an arched and moulded cornice above a pair of glazed doors enclosing shelves, between glazed canted side panels, the bombe base of two short and two graduated long drawers, raised on possibly later paw-carved feet, decorated throughout with floral marquetry.
By descent until, following the death of Edward William Spencer Cavendish, 10th Duke of Devonshire (1895 - 1950), Hardwick Hall and its contents were accepted by HM Treasury in part payment of death duties and transferred to the National Trust, in 1959.