Ebony decorated with engraving and parquetry.

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.

The Geffrye Museum of the Home

136 Kingsland Road, Hoxton, London, Greater London, E2 8EA
020 7739 9893

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Set in beautiful 18th century almshouses and gardens in Hoxton, East London, the Museum explores and reeveals the multiple meanings of home and home life through displays of rooms and gardens through time, stories from the collections, exhibitions and events. The Museum is closed until May 2020 for a major redevelopment. When it reopens, it will be the go-to place for ideas, inspiration and debate around the universal theme of home. Opening hours will be Tuesday - Sunday, 10am-5pm

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