Cabinet (Meuble à deux corps)
Artist/maker unknown, French
The French name for this cabinet means “a piece of furniture with two bodies;” separate cupboards with locking doors are set one above the other. The carvings derive from printed woodcuts, engravings, and etchings. The design and ornament of the cabinet relate to the mid-sixteenth-century decoration of the palace of Fontainebleau, near Paris, which remained influential to later generations of artists.
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