Royal Jewel Cabinet (France), 1824–26

Upright cabinet made of porcelain plaques in a gilt-bronze armature, of two sections; the upper section with two large doors and a peacock crest, the lower section projecting forward with a glass top, supported on two ceramic columns, and containing two drawers. The porcelain plaques painted with allegorical and naturalistic ornament, featuring two large roundels on the doors with cameo-like images of Psyche (left) and Venus (right). Bronzework and porcelain ornamented throughout with neoclassical motifs including swags, volute scrolls, grotesques, and palmettes.

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