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Writing Cabinet (Escritorio)

Decorative Arts and Design

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Wood, leather, pigments, and iron fittings
  • Place Made: Cuzco region, Peru
  • DATES late 18th–early 19th century
    DIMENSIONS 21 x 21 x 13 in. (53.3 x 53.3 x 33 cm) Dims with Lid open and front panel open: 28 1/2 x 21 x 28 in. (72.4 x 53.3 x 71.1 cm)  (show scale)
    ACCESSION NUMBER 41.1275.167
    CREDIT LINE Museum Expedition 1941, Frank L. Babbott Fund
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Escritorio of wood covered with leather, painted inside. The exterior is dark and undecorated. The interior shows polychrome decoration as follows: on the lid, man and woman in Spanish dress in landscape; on drop front, floral scrolls. There are five drawers of various sizes which have carved polychrome ornament. Iron lock and mounts.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
    CAPTION Writing Cabinet (Escritorio), late 18th–early 19th century. Wood, leather, pigments, and iron fittings, 21 x 21 x 13 in. (53.3 x 53.3 x 33 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1941, Frank L. Babbott Fund, 41.1275.167. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 41.1275.167_SL3.jpg)
    IMAGE threequarter, 41.1275.167_SL3.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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