This Extraordinary Cabinet from 1730 Has 56 Secret Drawers and Spaces for 2,000 Items

This cabinet of mysterious origin, now housed in the Rijks Museum in Amsterdam, is a miniature apothecary’s workshop and collection of natural curiosities. It’s a masterpiece of woodworking, as it contains perfectly fitted spaces and an almost countless number of drawers, many of them with secret openings. Scholars don’t know who made it, but they do know that it was made for a wealthy physician who wanted a place to display scientific samples.

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-via Messy Nessy Chic | Photo: Rijks Museum

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