Map/Print Case

Map/Print Case

late 1800s

Mahogany and maple with bronze hardware

Overall: 102.2 x 130.8 x 54.6 cm (40 1/4 x 51 1/2 x 21 1/2 in.)

Ruthe and Heinz Eppler Endowment Fund and various donors by exchange 1985.36

Description

This unusual piece of furniture was perhaps intended to house musical manuscripts, since lyres are included in the decoration of its hinges. It was probably made in the 1880s, when classicism was exerting itself in American architecture and the related art of furniture design.

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