Hanging Key Cabinet

Kimbel and Cabus American

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This Modern Gothic key cabinet has been attributed to the firm of Kimbel and Cabus on the basis of an illustration of the company's showroom published in the February 1877 issue of the "American Architect and Building News," which shows a cabinet such as this hanging on the back wall. With its florid oak carving and details reminiscent of medieval architecture, the cabinet, which has hooks for twenty keys, is an unusual example of the firm's Modern Gothic furniture designs. Anthony Kimbel (d. 1895) and Joseph Cabus became partners by 1863 and were one of the few firms to show Modern Gothic furniture at the Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition in 1876.

Hanging Key Cabinet, Kimbel and Cabus (American, New York, 1863–1882), Oak, American

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