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    A Massive American Walnut Circular Exhibition Cabinet

    Unknown maker, American
    Circa 1853
    Walnut veneer and solids on pine carcass, marble, silvered glass, painted wood
    Unmarked
    107 inches high x 64 inches diameter

    Of stepped drum form, the base with four raised panel doors alternating with stacks of three drawers, with shaped apron fitted with four drawers above slide out felt covered shelves, crowned by a four step top, the bottom most section with inverted mirrored panels separating arch topped cabinet doors (one with hidden compartments) above drawer, with white marble inserts between mirrored panels, surmounted by three graduated shelves with fretwork supports joining to central knop at top and with interlaced carving edging topmost shelf.

    This massive full round cabinet was purported to have been created for the New York Crystal Palace Exhibition of 1853-1854, though no provenance is available regarding this. Staged in a glass and iron building modeled after the original Crystal Palace in London, the "Exhibition of Industry of All Nations" was held in what today is New York City's Bryant Park and featured four thousand exhibitors displaying industrial wares, consumer goods and artwork.

    Provenance:
    Red Baron, Atlanta (1982)


    Condition Report*: losses to veneer and carving; lifting of veneer; restoration to interior.
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    Auction Dates
    October, 2007
    13th Saturday
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