Cabinet of Curiosities
The cabinet is a modern version of the Dutch “rariteitenkabinet”, a 17th century cabinet to store and exhibit small items or curiosities one has collected from around the globe (but can of course also be used for other purposes).
It is designed with the golden ratio in mind. This ratio appears everywhere in nature, geometry, art, architecture and other areas; meaning with a line divided in two that the smaller part stands to the bigger part as the bigger part stands to the whole.
The outer shell of the cabinet is made from painted MDF polished to a high gloss, the inside is made of solid cherry wood.
The two main doors have a shallow chamfered edge of cherry which makes them seem to be wrapped around the cabinet, they are closed of with a key which also serves as it´s doorpull.
The inside has three doors, with mortise and tenon joints, which close with hidden magnets. All doors, including those of the outer shell, have brass hinges.
The fronts of the four drawers are made of “fiddle back” cherry, and are joined with handcut dovetails.
In the center is an open space with a curved back, meant to exhibit an object or curiosity.
The cabinet has a small secret compartment, shown only to the fortunate future buyer.
Measurements are: 144 x 55 x 34 cm.