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  • Cabinet for Casts of Сarved Gems from the Collection of James Tassie

    Technique:
    veneered, engraved marquetry
    Dimensions:
    232x102x37 cm

Cabinet for Casts of Сarved Gems from the Collection of James Tassie

Great Britain, Between 1783 and 1790

The Hermitage cabinet is part of a set of furniture made specially for a collection of casts of carved gems from leading 18th-century European collections made up by James Tassie. Catherine II ordered this collection from England in 1781. Both collection and cabinets arrived in several groups between 1783 and 1788 and are now in the Glyptics Study of the Hermitage. The cabinets for the collection of casts are thought to have been designed by the English architect James Wyatt, who developed a neoclassical manner for both architecture and interior decoration. The division of the veneered surface of the furniture into geometrical figures and decoration with a band of light and dark grooves is characteristic of the last quarter of the 18th century.

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Cabinet for Casts of Сarved Gems from the Collection of James Tassie

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veneered, engraved marquetry

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232x102x37 cm

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Эпр-57

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