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Style of Adam Weisweiler (1744-1820)

Pair of Boulle Cabinets c.1780

RCIN 21625

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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

Master: Pair of Boulle Cabinets
Item: Boulle Cabinet

Master: Pair of Boulle Cabinets Item: Boulle Cabinet ©