Cabinet, André Charles Boulle, ca. 1670 – ca. 1675
oak wood, veneered with various woods, copper, tin, tortoiseshell, horn and lapis lazuli; fittings: gilt bronze, 189,0cm H × W × D 129,5cm 62,5cm.
This is probably the earliest known masterpiece Boulle, the famous cabinetmaker of his time. Boulle perfected the technique of bloemenmarqueterie in various woods. Originally contained the gilt bronze trophy arms above the central door a portrait of Louis XIV. It has been replaced by one of King George I of England (1660-1727).