19Th Century Mahogany Collectors Cabinet
A 19th century mahogany museum collectors cabinet made by Holland & Sons, the finest collectors cabinet Blighty has ever had the pleasure in owning, the quality of the cabinet maker is second to none ! the draws are almost air tight made from mahogany and oak, each draw has a cleaver brass catch in the back of each draw to stop draws falling out when fully extended. eighteen draws all numbered in gold paint plus one draw at the top of the cabinet, the cabinet is beautifully panelled on all sides using the finest cuban mahogany, and nickel plated handles and even the locks are gilded and velvet trim on each door panel.
Provenance : Donated to the British Museum from The Duke Of Rutland, The duke donated his tile collection to the museum the cabinet housed his collection ” The Canynges Pavment” which were earthware floor tiles medieval 15th century.
Draw measurements : 78.5cm wide by 59cm deep and 6cm high.