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Collections > Furniture > Walnut Armoire
This walnut armoire (cupboard) was acquired by John Bowes on a short trip to Italy in 1875 following the death of his wife Josephine in Paris the previous year. It was purchased from T. Gagliardi of Florence, and the bill describes it as follows: '1 large antique walnut armoire from the Ducal House of Parma'. Its heavily carved decoration includes carved and pierced scrolls, fruit and flowers, egg-and dart, acanthus, and scrolling foliage which form handles to the lower and side drawers.
Size: Width: 250 cm; Height: 374 cm; Depth: 100 cm.
Object Type: cupboard
Actual Date: c. 1700
Century: 17th - 18th century
Material: Walnut wood
Museum Accession Number: Founders/FW.157