Known as the "monkey" doors, this doorway and its companion in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, were designed by the Piedmontese architect Giovanni Battista Borra (1712–ca. 1786) and executed by the London carver John Cuenot (d. 1762) for the Great Drawing Room of Norfolk House, Saint James's Square, London, which was built for the ninth Duke of Norfolk between 1748 and 1752.
9th Duke of Norfolk (until 1930s (?)) ; Irwin Untermyer (by 1958–64; to MMA)
Artist: James Cox (British, ca. 1723–1800)Date: 1766Medium: Case: gold with diamonds and paste jewels set in silver, pearls; Dial: while enamel; Movement: partly gilded brass and steel, wheel balance and cock of silver set with paste jewelsAccession: 1982.60.137On view in:Gallery 540