Giuseppe Ferrari, American (born Italy), 1844 - 1898

Made in New York, New York, United States, North and Central America


Walnut, burl veneer, satinwood veneer, walnut veneer, yellow poplar, marble

Approximate: 8 feet × 5 feet 8 3/4 inches × 2 feet 3 1/4 inches (243.8 × 174.6 × 69.2 cm)

Curatorial Department:
American Art

* Gallery 111, American Art, first floor

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Credit Line:
Gift of the Friends of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1973

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After emigrating from his native Italy to New York in 1872, Ferrari created this monumental piece of furniture to showcase his talents. With its remarkably ornate carvings in the style of antique French and Italian furniture, the cabinet earned a medal at the 1876 Centennial Exhibition for “good design, superior carving, and fine workmanship.”

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