Venus Cabinet by Alfred Newall was inspired by Alfred’s residency at Holkham Hall, facilitated by The New Craftsmen. Alfred was inspired by the origins of ‘the cabinet’, historically a room - not a piece of furniture - furnished with books and works of art, adjacent to a bedchamber. ‘The cabinet’ was a room for privacy, study and a place to be surrounded by personal treasured items. Over time, a free standing chest-on-stand piece of furniture would house these treasured items, and became popular from the 16th century onwards. The Venus Cabinet blends this narrative with Alfred’s passion for traditional joinery as well as the layers of craftsmanship found within Holkham Hall. It is finished in a striking green, which was the colour of Venus and saved for rooms associated with intimacy. The final piece is flexible in use and designed to be equally at home in a bedroom, sitting room, study or dining room.The shelving is adjustable so could house anything from books and letter writing materials to glasses and bottles of spirit.
Material: Oak and painted surfaces
cm: Width 100cm, Depth 52cm, Height 170cm
inches: Width 39.4in, Depth 20.5in, Height 66.9in
Care Instructions: Dust lightly with dry cloth or use a damp cloth when necessary. Please don't use any abrasive cleaners.