Collector’s Cabinet, anonymous, c. 1650 - c. 1675
Cabinets made of various tropical woods were produced in the Northern Netherlands in the second half of the 17th century. This one is a collector’s cabinet designed to hold and organize precious objects. The eighteen drawers on the inside could for instance be used to hold jewelry, portrait miniatures or coins. The carved foliage decoration on the doors also features on larger cupboards of this period.