By: Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen

Publication date: 2 Sep 2010

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The collector’s cabinet, which is a collection of naturalia and artificialia, is the forerunner of the museum.

Mienke Simon Thomas, senior curator of decorative arts and design, shows a beautiful example of a collector’s cabinet from the 17th century by Herman Doomer. The cabinet is decorated with tulips, a symbol of wealth. Doomer was so much respected that he and his wife were both painted by Rembrandt.

Learn more about this cabinet on the Boijmans collection website.

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