This drawing depicts a cabinet in the Louis XVI style ornately decorated with gilt-bronze mounts. The center panel consists of an oval medallion featuring a relief of the young Bacchus holding a thyrsus; he is supported by a standing Maenad (Bacchante) while he rides astride the back of a young satyr. Garlands, laurel leaves, herms, brackets and cartouches symmetrically decorate the cabinet.


  • Title: Design of a Cabinet in the Louis XVI Style
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: ca. 1860
  • Type: Drawing
  • Rights: Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council
  • Medium: Pen and brown ink, brush and wash, gold paint, gouache on tracing paper
  • Exhibitions: New York, NY - CHNDM, "House Proud: Nineteenth-Century Watercolor Interiors from the Thaw Collection," August 12, 2008-January 25, 2009.
  • Dimensions: 13.5 x 17.7 cm (5 5/16 x 6 15/16 in.)Mat: 35.6 x 45.7 cm (14 x 18 in.)Frame H x W x D: 39.7 x 50.2 x 2.5 cm (15 5/8 in. x 19 3/4 in. x 1 in.)

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