Cabinet by Unknown Artist

This unusual cabinet was originally part of the Tredegar House collection.

Details

Medium:
Walnut
Dimensions:
124 x 47.5 x 29 cm
Art Fund grant:
£34,140 ( Total: £69,600)
Acquired in:
2009
Vendor:
Bonhams

In appearance it is effectively a scaled down adults bureau, and was presumably made for a child. Tredegar House remains the finest example of Restoration architecture in Wales, where the Morgan family lived. It is believed that the piece was commissioned by Sir William Morgan for his son. The collection was dispersed through the 1950s and the museum is actively collecting works with a Tredegar House or Morgan family provenance.

Provenance

Tredegar House; House Sale, 1957.

Venue details

Tredegar House, Gardens and Park Tredegar Park, NEWPORT Monmouthshire NP10 8YW 01633 815880 www.nationaltrust.org.uk/tredegar-house

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass (standard entry £7.20)

Please visit the Tredegar House website for full seasonal opening times.

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