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Table Cabinet with Allegorical Figures Holding Musical Instruments
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Table Cabinet with Allegorical Figures Holding Musical Instruments


Description Conservation Exhibitions Provenance Inscription Credit
Description This cabinet with its combination of dark woods inset with bone plaques represents the high caliber of Antwerp cabinetry. Michiel Verbist, who monogrammed it on the underside, had aristocratic clients in England as well as in the Netherlands. The engraved plaques on the exterior represent personifications of music while the drawers are decorated with scenes of rural peasant life such as hunting rabbits. On the open book held by the woman with the horn is inscribed what may be the name of the engraver: IAN…/ H….
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
8/05/1982Treatmentcleaned; examined for exhibition
Exhibitions
  • Highlights from the Collection. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1998-2001.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] On book: IAN…/ H….(?)
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
ca. 1625 (Baroque)
Medium
wood (rosewood, mahogany, and fir), bone
(Wood)
Accession Number
65.23
Measurements
H: 19 1/2 x W: 26 9/16 in. (49.5 x 67.5 cm)
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