European Decorative Arts and Sculpture
Cabinet (Meuble à deux corps)Made in Paris, France, Europe
c. 1620, with replaced modern pediment
Artist/maker unknown, French
Walnut and oak with marble inlay
1930-1-183Purchased with Museum funds from the Edmond Foulc Collection, 1930
LabelThe French name for this cabinet means “a piece of furniture with two bodies;” separate cupboards with locking doors are set one above the other. The carvings derive from printed woodcuts, engravings, and etchings. The design and ornament of the cabinet relate to the mid-sixteenth-century decoration of the palace of Fontainebleau, near Paris, which remained influential to later generations of artists.
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