Cabinet

  • Designer / Maker

    Designed by Louis-Constant Sévin (1821-1888)

    Manufactured by Ferdinand Barbedienne (1810-1892)

  • Detail

    Gilt bronze and cloisonné enamel

    63.5 x 69 cm x 37 cm

    French (Paris), 1867

  • Signed

    ‘MAISON F. BARBEDIENNE. PARIS’ (front lower left, facing) and ‘C. SEVIN INV. 1867 (front lower right, facing)

  • Provenance

    William H. Vanderbilt (1821-1885), 640 5th Avenue, New York; Brig. Gen. Cornelius Vanderbilt, sold Parke-Bernet, New York, May 18-19th 1945, lot 347; Anonymous sale, Parke-Bernet, New York, May 6th 1972, lot 16; Sotheby’s, New York, 26 April 2017, lot 271

  • Exhibited

    Paris Exposition Universelle, 1867

  • Literature

    Edward Strahan [Earl Shinn], Mr. Vanderbilt’s House and Collection, vol. II, Boston, 1883, pp. 51-53 (illustrated in a color plate by M. Gaulard, also illustrated in engraving in text, see right)

    Gazette des Beaux-Arts, no. 139, vol. XXIV, 1 January 1868, p.76.

    Auguste Luchet, L’art industriel à l’Exposition universelle de 1867 : mobilier, vêtement, aliments, Librairie international: Paris, 1868, p. 336.

  • Collection

    Metropolitan Museum of Art