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The two doors with ivory panels engraved with portraits of the Roman Emperor’s Vespasian and Nero opening to reveal a drawer lined interior
SIZE: 47cm high, 64cm wide, 30cm deep – 18½ ins high, 25¼ ins wide, 11¾ ins deep
Cabinets were used for display and storage, but cabinets like these also became imbued with status and a distinct message. They became the ultimate miniature ‘wunderkammer’ enclosing works of art and curiosities, a reflection of the whole known world, in a princely and courtly setting.