Cabinet, Augsburg, c. 1620-1630
Carcase of resinous wood; ebony veneer; ash marquetry; gilt iron hinges; bronze applied elements
Bequest of Emile Wauters, 1934
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A particular type of cabinet began to be produced in Augsburg in the last third of the sixteenth century; the first of this type, the Wrangelschrank, was commissioned in 1566 for the king of Sweden. The cabinet is veneered with ebony; the front, crafted to resemble a palace facade, closes with two doors. This furniture piece, fitted with handles, was designed to stand on a separate table.