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Writing cabinet

1702 - 1714. Copper alloy, Shell, Ebony wood.
Not on display

The cabinet has three sections arranged symmetrically with a bronze handle on each side. The central section has a folding door at the right, with a secret drawer underneath it and four small drawers on each side with bronze pulls. The two lateral sections have four larger drawers each, with two small wooden pulls on each one. All three sections are topped by a pediment, which is higher in the case of the central one. The decorations consist of copper, pewter, mother-of-pearl, brass and ebony inlays. Both the drawers and the central pediment present figurative scenes framed by wooden moldings, and each depicts a military victory during the reign of Philip V, such as the liberation of Lerida in 1707.

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Gilt-bronze, Shell, Ebony wood, 1702 - 1714
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Writing cabinet
1702 - 1714
Copper alloy; Shell; Ebony wood
Height: 85 cm; Width: 127 cm; Base/bottom: 35 cm
Acquired from Maria van Es, Utrecht (Holanda), 1961

Bibliography +

Sanchez-Cantón, F.J., Adquisiciones del Museo del Prado 1956-1962, Archivo Español de Arte, 35, 1962, pp. 321-323.

Fernández Bayton, G., Principales adquisiciones de los útimos diez años, Museo del Prado, Madrid, 1969, pp. 60-63.

Junquera y Mato, J. J., Dos obras de Boulle en España, en Miscelanea de arte, Instituto "Diego Velázquez", Madrid, 1982, pp. 216-217.

El arte en la corte de Felipe V, Fundación Caja-Madrid, Patrimonio Nacional, Museo Nacional del Prado., Madrid, 2002, pp. 376, 494.

Exhibitions +

El arte en la corte de Felipe V
30.10.2002 - 26.01.2003

Displayed objects +

Golden Fleece

Update date: 16-11-2021 | Registry created on 06-07-2017

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