Cutlery case



Carved Brazilian rosewood; red velvet lining; gilded fittings; chiselled and drawn silver escutcheon

Inventory sheet

The progressive sophistication of domestic habits, essentially in the second half of the 18th century, can be seen in this piece. Displayed on sideboards in the dining room, these objects had silver handles on their interior, exposed on the inclined surface. This example brings together the best technical and artistic qualities of 18th century Baroque furniture: the undulating surface, the ornamental carving with palmettes and detailed floral species, and a mascaron added to the lock.