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European School, c.1800


Travel cabinet with secret compartments

Technique: Marquetry of walnut, citronwood and other stained woods, bronze and brass

Dimensions: 25,4 x 35,5 x 25,4 cm

Condition: Good considering its age and use. Some losses in the marquetry. Normal wear.

Provenance: Private collection

  Small travel casket with external and internal marquetry decoration of several timbers displaying Neoclassical motifs, with two bronze handles on both sides for its transport. 
  The interior is organised between the upper part, with a mirror in the inner side of the lid (that hiddes two small vertical drawers) and a removable drawer with several compartments (With three double depth flaps underneath), and the front part, whose folding lid gives access to two drawers, hidding behind them numerous secondary small drawers.
 Thus, the cabinet includes altogether 15 secret compartments of diverse functioning: hidden spaces behind removable tabs, double depth drawers, small vertical containers and feigned uprights with sliding opening. A demostrative video is available.  
   This kind of small cabinet was conceived as an ingenious way of protecting jewellery, letters o private documents from onlookers or domestic servants; in this case, the large number of secrets is uncommon and is possibly due to a special commission.
Ref. 619
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