Chest of Drawers


MCB - Museu da Casa Brasileira

MCB - Museu da Casa Brasileira
São Paulo, Brazil

Made of jacaranda-da-bay, this furniture has two functions, in addition to being a guard piece, it is also a support for the office that is revealed by opening the lid at the top, the same serves as a writing table. Its interior reveals a series of drawers, bins and a small safe on a false bottom, with the function of keeping papers and valuables. Below are four large drawers, two of which are smaller. The side columns of the piece have the shape of a pedestal and end the feet in volute upwards. The handles and mirrors of the locks are in tinned iron and have a Rococo lacy ornament. The upper part of this piece is made up of an oratory. The piece is part of the MCB Collection.


  • Title: Chest of Drawers
  • Creator: Anonymous
  • Date Created: 1701/1800
  • Location: São Paulo, Brazil
  • Location Created: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Physical Dimensions: 74 x 133 cm
  • External Link: Brazilian House Museum, MCB Collection

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