Ebony decorated with engraving and parquetry.
John Evelyn's Cabinet by Pierre Golle, 1652
© The Geffrye Museum of the Home
- 180 x 159 x 52 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £4,500 ( Total: £18,000)
- Acquired in:
- Cyril Humphris
Made for the diarist in Paris where he went after Italy before returning to England in 1649. Perhaps by the famous Dutch cabinet-maker Pierre Golle.
Made for John Evelyn; by descent, sold by Evelyn Trustees, March 1977.
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