Cabinet in ebony and blackened wood decorated with New Testament scenes.
The cabinet was made to store jewels and important papers and it would take its place in the studiolo, a room which was a private study decorated with paintings and other works of art.
The facade consists of an architectural central part with two columns in red tortoiseshell with bronze chapters.
The decoration of the ten drawers, oil painted on copper are inspired from the New Testament.
In the center Noli me tangere, also the Christ and the Samaritan woman,the conversion of Mary Magdalene, the healing of the blind, the rest during the flight to Egypt ,St. Catherine of Alexandria,on the right.
The scenes are painted on copper, surrounded by guilloche ebony moldings.
The central door opens on a checkerboard decorating five mirror walls (probably later).
Ebonized wood base .
There is an old attribution to Hendrick van Balen the Old for the paintings.
Flanders, early 17th century