Dwarf Cabinet by George Bullock

Top made in Glen tilt marble, fitted with panelled doors concealing twin tiers of six drawers sliding on side runners.

Details

Medium:
Larch & ebony with brass & boulle work
Dimensions:
87 x 120 x 46 cm
Art Fund grant:
£3,000 ( Total: £23,000)
Acquired in:
1980
Vendor:
Temple Williams Ltd

Inscription on the doors of the cabinet reads 'For/Mrs Barrows/Oak Book Commode/Pubd. Augt. 1816'. Bullock was a pioneer in the use of native materials, partly of necessity since he was working during and immediately after the Napoleonic Wars.

Provenance

This piece possibly that recorded in the Blair Castle accounts on 12 July 1817.

Venue details

Fitzwilliam Museum Trumpington Street, CAMBRIDGE Cambridgeshire CB2 1RB 01223 332900 www.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk

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