Mahogany Chippendale China cabinet, 1750's
Thomas Chippendale a popular English Cabinet designer of the 1750's favored Mahogany for its durability and quality. Chippendale Furniture was a status symbol among the Aristocratic classes in Europe. One of the key pieces was a 'China Cabinet" used to house and store valuable glass and dinner wares. British Honduras was one of the colonies in the British Empire providing English Cabinet Makers with Mahogany.
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Photograph courtesy Museum of Belize
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