Art cabinet, anonymous, c. 1627 - c. 1630

Art cabinet, anonymous, c. 1627 - c. 1630

wood (plant material), h 59.0cm × w 53.5cm × d 45.0cm. More details

This piece is a veritable princely art collection in miniature. All manner of materials and artefacts have been incorporated into it. Originally the many drawers and compartments contained works of art and natural specimens. They were assembled by the Augsburg merchant, art dealer and diplomat Philipp Hainhofer. The whole constituted a reflection in miniature (microcosm) of the universe (macrocosm). The loose contents were stolen in 1631.

On display in room 2.3

Collections with this work

Cain and Abel




September 12 2017 - 36 works 365 2

Zaal 2.3 Kunst en wonderkamer

Onderwijs VO

September 26 2017 - 9 works 0 0

Make your own creations with this work