MEDAL CABINET BY GEORGE BULLOCK C1816-1818
The E-Sylum (3/14/2010)
" Philadelphia antiques dealer Anthony Stuempfig (email@example.com) found the MCA website while searching for information on the CC Wright Erie Canal Medal to add to a website he publishes on early New York furniture. That led to an e-mail discussion of an extraordinary medal cabinet that he has available for sale. We now know that wood is not an ideal storage medium for medals due to the natural acidity, but this cabinet is an exceptionally beautiful object in its own right and a window onto the collecting habits of a very affluent - perhaps royal - medal collector of the early 19th century. "