The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection, A Family Collection, A National Museum, An International Treasure House
Cabinet
  • Cabinet
  • Unknown Artist / Maker
  • Lorraine and Paris, France
  • c. 1580
    c. 1860 (additions of rectangular pedestals and bun feet)
  • Walnut, oak, marble, stone, alabaster, ebony, box, gilding
  • Object size: 91.9 x 78.8 x 39.3 cm
  • Label: 'Rue du Che… / Faubourg' Printed
  • F12
  • Sixteenth Century Gallery
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Further Reading
  • This piece was originally the top half of a cabinet with two stages, the wide cornice and moulding at the top of this piece were meant to be seen from below. The rectangular pedestals and bun feet are mid-19th century additions when converted to an independent cabinet. In 1983 a copper coin of Charles II of Lorraine (reigned 1545-1608) was found on the shelf, having almost certainly fallen out of a joint in the carcase.