Cabinet, anonymous, c. 1655 - c. 1660
Around 1650, Antwerp was the leading centre of production for cabinets. They were made in large numbers and exported to many European countries. In general, they were richly and strikingly ornamented. This cabinet is notable for its simplicity. It is almost entirely veneered with expensive tortoiseshell and inlaid with decorative lines of bone. It may have been intended for the Paris market.