Ash, sycamore, fruitwood, iron hinges, ebonised wood
48 x 60.5 x 39 cm
Place of origin
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Snowshill Manor and Garden, Gloucestershire (Accredited Museum)
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A small ash, sycamore and fruitwood marquetry cabinet, South German, Augsburg, circa 1600. The drop-front with iron strap hinges and depicting two panels of songbirds perched on branches within geometric strap-work borders, opening to reveal a surface of inlaid columns, foliage and scrollwork surrounding a panel of musical instruments. Within there are seven drawers of different sizes – including one double fronted, one triple fronted -around a small central door, all profusely and uniformly inlaid with buildings and towers, the door opening to two smaller plain drawers above a small compartment. Moulded plinth and bun feet, the sides ebonised.
Given to the National Trust with Snowshill Manor in 1951 by Charles Paget Wade.
Riccardi-Cubitt, Monique, The Art of The Cabinet, Thames and Hudson, 1992, p.187 / 188