Display Cabinet

Designer: Owen Jones, 1809-1874

Manufacturer: Jackson & Graham


Veneered in ebony with ivory inlays

105 inches (266.5 cm.); width: 32 1/2 (82.51 cm.); diameter: 16 inches (40.5 cm.)

Provenance: Alfred Morrison, made for Fonthill, Wiltshire.

Alfred Morrison added a room to Fonthill to house his extensive collection of Chinese porcelain and enamels, which included many of the finest objects from the Summer Palace at Pekin. The Builder (9 May 1874) described the room as built, decorated and fitted up by Jackson & Graham "from Mr Jones's designs in the Cinquecento style, of which it forms an exquisite example. The chimney piece and fittings are entirely of ebony, inlaid with ivory, and the ceilings of wood, punelled and inlaid, the mouldings being block and gold."

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