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Materials and construction: The Face of the Cabinet

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Materials and construction: The Face of the Cabinet

Subject

Papelera front view

Description

Each drawer is decorated with a panel of pyro-engraved bone framed in ebony; the narrative scenes depicted all derive from Samuel I with the exception of the central panel, which shows the story of Noah's sacrifice, and some purely decorative floral panels appear on the base, top, and sides of the cabinet. The differences in both content and style between the central panel and internal and external drawers suggests multiple artists' hands and evidences a history of restoration.

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“Materials and construction: The Face of the Cabinet,” Unlocking Wonder: A peek into the world of luxury cabinets, accessed February 2, 2023, https://www.ats.amherst.edu/meadcollection/items/show/47.