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Pair of Boulle Cabinets


RCIN 21625

These cabinets feature a central gilt-bronze mount depicting stories from Ovid’s Metamorphoses. One shows the moment of Daphne’s transformation into a laurel tree whilst pursued by the god Apollo. The other depicts Apollo about to flay Marsyas (who is bound to a tree) after losing to Apollo in a music contest.

Purchased by George IV

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