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Maker(s) &
Production:

Unknown, England

Category(s):

textiles; embroidery

Name:

cabinet

Date:

circa 1650 circa 1674

School/Style:

English

Period:

mid 17th century

Description:

Outside covered with linen, polychrome silk embroidery in rococo, tent, back, and couching stitches. Depicting the Five Senses: on the top Smell, on the doors Hearing and Sight, on the sides Touch and Taste. On the back Orpheus with his lyre.
Inside covered with white silk, polychrome silk embroidery in satin, dot and couching stitches with some silk covered wire. Depicting the Elements: on the doors Fire and Air, on the lid Water and Earth. Further pastoral and hunting pictorial scenes inside front, Father Time with hour glass and scythe on central panel between drawers

Dimension(s):

height, whole, 9.5, in
width, whole, 10.75, in
depth, whole, 6.5, in

Acquisition:

given; 1945-04-19; Dickson, W. D. (Frances Louisa), Mrs

Provenance:

unknown before Mrs W.D. (Frances Louisa) Dickson

Acquisition Credit:

Given by Mrs W.D. Dickson

Exhibition(s):

Treasured Possessions from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment. 2015-03-24 - 2015-09-06
Organiser: The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge (Cambs.), UK
Venue: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Catalogue number: 219

Documentation:

Woudhuysen, P.. 1982. Treasures of the Fitzwilliam Museum.Cambridge (Cambs.): Pevensey Pressp. 148
Publ.

Avery, Victoria. Calaresu, Melissa. Laven, Mary. 2015. Treasured Possessions from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment.London: Philip Wilson Publishersp. 260, 261, 217
Illustrated on pages 60 and 61 (fig. 292), #CAT. 219

Accession:

Object Number: T.8-1945
(Applied Arts)
(record id: 77903; input: 2002-11-20; modified: 2017-01-04)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/77903





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