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Cabinet, c. 1610-1615

Unknown (Italian, Florence - early 17th century)

wood veneered with ebony and palisander, hard stones (agate, jasper, marble, lapis lazuli, cornelian, chalcedony, quartz), ivory, and metal
60 x 98.5 x 41 cm
Purchased 1983
National Gallery of Canada (no. 28145)

This cabinet features panels of pietra dura, a technique involving the inlay of semi-precious stones, perfected in Florence for the Medici. Similar panels decorate the 18 drawers designed to hold precious coins, medals, or other small objects.

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