John Evelyn's Cabinet by Pierre Golle

Ebony decorated with engraving and parquetry.


Details

Medium:
Ebony
Dimensions:
180 x 159 x 52 cm
Art Fund grant:
£4,500 ( Total: £18,000)
Acquired in:
1979
Vendor:
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.

Provenance

Made for John Evelyn; by descent, sold by Evelyn Trustees, March 1977.

Venue details

The Geffrye Museum of the Home 136 Kingsland Road, Hoxton, London London E2 8EA 020 7739 9893 www.geffrye-museum.org.uk

Entry details

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The museum is closed to the public for a major, transformational development project. It will reopen in winter 2019.
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