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Unknown

Cabinet

Details

Artist

Unknown

Title

Cabinet

Date

About 1600

Medium

Hardwood and ivory

Dimensions

H: 52 cm

Reference

CVCSC:0238.1.S

Collection

Naples

Status

On Display

This very elaborate cabinet is made of expensive materials such as ebony and ivory, the import of which was controlled by the Spanish government ruling Naples. It has an ivory-veneered and engraved interior with several compartments, a speciality of Neapolitan craftsmen such as Gennaro Piciato and Jacopo de Curtis. The exterior is decorated with mother-of-pearl foliage with birds and hunting figures, which were influenced by German engravings of the 1590s.

Cabinet About 1600 © Compton VerneyPhoto by Prudence Cuming Associates-Ltd

Cabinet About 1600 © Compton Verney

Cabinet About 1600 © Compton Verney

Neapolitan Cabinet About 1600 © Compton Verney

Neapolitan cabinet, open About 1600 © Compton Verney