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Description: Cabinet of Amalia van Solms, c. 1652-1657 (c. 360 years old)
Materials: oak, veneered with tortoiseshell and ivory, the base veneered with rosewood and ivory
This cabinet was made for Amalia van Solms-Braunfels, widow of Stadtholder Prince Frederick Henry. The marquetry on the doors had a political significance: it alludes to a glorious future for the grandson of Amalia and Frederick Henry, Prince William III, born in 1650. Because William's father had died shortly before his birth, the fate of the House of Orange depended on the young prince.
Author: Wilhelm de Rots (c. 1594/96 - c. 1673)
Provenance: The Hague, Netherlands
Purchase with the support of the Rembrandt Association, supported by Prins Bernhard Culture Fund, the K.F.Hein Funds, the M.A.O.C. Countess of Bylandt Foundation and the Dr. Hendrik Muller's National Fund, 2005.
Source of information: Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
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