Workshop of Iacobus Fiamengo, Flemish, recorded in Naples, Italy, between 1594 - 1602. Scenes based on engravings made by Dirk Volkertsz. Coornhert, Netherlandish, 1522 - 1590. After designs by Maarten van Heemskerck, Netherlandish (active Haarlem and Rome), 1498 - 1574.
The twelve scenes inlaid into the interior and exterior of this cabinet show the military victories of Charles V (1500-1558), King of Spain and Holy Roman Emperor. The interior has a central scene that depicts Charles V enthroned above his vanquished foes. The worldwide importance of Spain and the empire is further demonstrated by the maps on the front exterior that depict the areas and cities under Spanish rule or influence. The cabinet was probably ordered as an official state gift. The unidentified coat of arms on the front panel may be that of the original recipient.
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