The Victoria & Albert Museum
The pictorial panels are attributed to the Castrucci workshop. For contrast, these are flanked by plain jasper panels. The Castrucci family were celebrated for their selection of hardstones which they were able to manipulate into amazing scenes. They claimed to have been inspired by the paintings of Flemish artists based in Prague around 1600.
This cabinet dates to 1610. Small cabinets such as this were quite fashionable at the time and were employed to house valuable objects, potions and pills, and sometimes personal grooming items.