Rare 'Monkey' Cabinet
Model No. 1140.
Mahogany, printed paper, oak frames.
With 40 unique colour engravings of monkeys, from Comte de Buffon's classic work 'Histoire Naturelle'.
Documents in the Svenskt Tenn Archive show: 'Cabinet with copper plate - Model no. 1140. Oak strips around each copper plate.' 'Buffon's natural history, the 'Apskåpet (Monkey Cabinet)'.
Most likely a special commissioned piece.
Home of the family of the businessman and financier Axel Wenner-Gren. The parents acquired the cabinet from Svenskt Tenn in c. 1941, shortly after their marriage.
Produced by Svenskt Tenn.
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