A Royal Gift: The 1826 Porcelain Jewel Cabinet

On View: 
Tuesday, May 17, 1994 to Sunday, January 22, 1995

This cabinet was a royal gift of state given by Charles X of France to Francis I, King of the Two Sicilies in 1830. Six feet high, made of mahogany and fitted with painted plaques, the cabinet was created under the supervision of Alexandre Brongniart, director of the Royal Porcelain Factory of Sèvres. Original sketches and drawings are on display which show the process of the cabinet’s design, as well as wallpapers and textiles that might have been used to decorate the room in which the cabinet was kept.