A Cabinet of Curiosities

A Cabinet of Curiosities

1800 to 1900 England

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A Cabinet of Curiosities
A fine Victorian mahogany and boxwood strung eight drawer table cabinet containing numerous labelled items of natural history, polished agates, minerals and fossils, shells and corals, botanical specimens: ‘a gulf weed 1882’ contained in a glass phial of sea water, tribal artefacts ‘an Australian aboriginal letter’, antiquities and collected curiosities. Many objects with interesting handwritten ink labels including: ‘Carib chisels – implements of shell – stone hammer ….. from Cava via Barbados [Sic] now 250 ft above sea level’ and ‘A piece of a bandage of Egyptian Linen unwound from the arm of a mummy at Thebes on the Nile, February 1867. Between two and three thousand years old. C Wallace’
Second half of the 19th Century

Size: 59.5 cm high, 48 cm wide, 32.5 cm deep – 23½ ins high, 19 ins wide, 12¾ ins deep
A fascinating accumulation of objects, specimens and curiosities representing the world in miniature. All carefully placed in a mahogany cabinet where the interested visitor would be expected to examine each object in detail and subsequently wonder at these 'marvels' and 'rarities'.
Dimensions
Height 59.50 cm (23.43 inches)
Width 48.00 cm (18.90 inches)
Depth 32.50 cm (12.80 inches)
Medium
Wood and curiosities
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