Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Secretary cabinet

Date:
ca. 1735
Culture:
British
Medium:
Oak, pine, and walnut decorated in red, gilt and silver-colored japanning; brass; mirror glass
Dimensions:
Overall: 81 × 41 1/4 × 22 in. (205.7 × 104.8 × 55.9 cm)
Classification:
Woodwork-Furniture
Credit Line:
Purchase, Acquisitions Benefit Fund 2013; Gift of Mrs. Edward Karfiol, in memory of Edward Karfiol; Gift of Bernard M. Baruch, in memory of his wife, Annie Griffen Baruch; and Gifts of Irwin Untermyer, George Blumenthal and Mrs. Russell Sage, by exchange, 2014
Accession Number:
2014.186a, b
Not on view
Inscription: Written on the back in white crayon: Lord Bicester
[ Art Market, London , until early 20th century; sold to Vian Hugh Smith ] ; Vivian Hugh Smith, 1st Baron Bicester (by early 20th century) ; by descent, the family of Vivian Hugh Smith, 1st Baron Bicester ; by descent, the Hon. Juliette Boobyer , Presteigne, Powys, Wales (until August 2008; sold to Coulborn); [ Thomas Coulborn & Sons , Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, United Kingdom , 2008–14; sold to MMA ]
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