Collection Online
Oak (Quercus sp.), Boxwood (Buxus sp.), Pine (Pinus sp.)
(a-l) 172.5 × 205.0 × 56.5 cm (overall)
Place/s of Execution
London, England
(b) incised in relief on upper edge c.l.: MELIVS EST VOC ARI
incised in relief on upper edge c.: AD OLERA CV (- above V) CHARITATE QVA (- above A) AD VITVLV (- above third V)
incised in relief on upper edge c.r.: SAGINATU CV (- above V) ODIO
(e) impressed on upper central panel c.: GILLOW C (\ through C) Co
(translation: It is better to dine on vegetables prepared with love than on the fattened cow prepared with hatred.)
Accession Number
International Decorative Arts
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 1976
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of Digitisation Champion Ms Carol Grigor through Metal Manufactures Limited
Gallery location
Not on display
Physical description
Two stages, upper stage with three vertical divisions; lower stage with central drawer and recessed shelf.