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Tabernacle Napoleon III

Tabernacle Napoleon III

  • Date: c. 1859
  • Material: wood, Indian rubber
  • Inventory number: UPE 22

Tabernacle – a chest with drawers and small doors, served for safekeeping of jewellery, letters and documents. It is made in the style of eclecticism, decorated primarily in historical style with Renaissance motifs. A kind of Indian rubber imitating ivory was used for a rich inlay. The lower part with shaped up legs emulates the Renaissance style. The tabernacle comes from the court of the Obrenović dynasty. It was a wedding gift presented by prince Miloš in 1859 to Cvetko Rajević, minister of the interior.

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