Faux-grained Rosewood, other woods, glass, alabaster, brass, mother-of-pearl, other metals, original velvet textile and trim on interior
54 3/4 x 58 7/8 x 17 1/4 in. (139.1 x 149.5 x 43.8 cm) (show scale)
On top of carcass under marble top: Pencil inscription in 19th century script: "James S[?- possibly Schuman]/317 E. 25th/ New York City"
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Gift of David Whitcomb
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Herts Brothers. Cabinet, ca. 1885. Faux-grained Rosewood, other woods, glass, alabaster, brass, mother-of-pearl, other metals, original velvet textile and trim on interior, 54 3/4 x 58 7/8 x 17 1/4 in. (139.1 x 149.5 x 43.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of David Whitcomb, 1996.218. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1996.218_threequarter_PS1.jpg)
3/4 front, 1996.218_threequarter_PS1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2006
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Rectangular three-bay cabinet raised on six cast metal acanthus leaf and claw feet topped by a beige mottled alabaster top surmounted on short sides and back with pierced brass gallery. Lower two thirds of cabinet is glass on front and sides with large arched centered glass door with conforming demilune open brass grill in upper central arch set with colored faceted glass jewels. Flanked by narrow glass doors on either side. Above each narrow door and in spandrels above centered arched door elaborate brass and mother-of -pearl inlay floral swags flanked by free-standing short marble columns with metal capitals. Elaborate reticulated yellow metal (brass?) door hinges. Each interior side section fitted with two asymmetrical shelves covered with original red velvet now faded to beige with gold thread trim. Central section fitted with two adjustable wood shelves.
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