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Table Cabinet of Archduke Ferdinand II

ca. 1582, Reference/Person: Erzherzog Ferdinand II. Sohn des Ferdinand I. von Habsburg Österreich, Landesherr von Tirol



Table Cabinet of Archduke Ferdinand II

Numerous works of art, natural objects, and curiosities were originally stored in the drawers of this table cabinet. The program of the silver decoration, with representations of the elements, continents, and celestial gods, likewise alludes to the microcosm of a “miniature Kunstkammer.” The labours of Hercules and the allegories of virtue refer to Ferdinand and his second wife, Anna Caterina Gonzaga, whom he married in 1582.

Location: Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Kunstkammer Wien Raum XXIV

Object data

Object Name

furniture; cabinet


Southern German or Mantua (?)


ca. 1582


Ebony, maple, nutwood, silver


H. 75 cm, B. 62 cm, T. 45 cm

Image rights

Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Kunstkammer

Inv. No.

Kunstkammer, 883

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