Accession Nr.: 70.55.1
Freund, Vilmos (1846 - 1920)
Spiegel, Frigyes (1866 - 1933)
Date of production:
ca. 1910
Place of production: Budapest
Inscription: nincs
Materials: metal studs; pearwood; pinewood
Techniques: decorated with mounts; pearwood veneer
height: 196 cm
width: 119 cm
depth: 51 cm

The wardrobe stands on four short, carved feet. There is a wide drawer with ornamental, metal pulls and a keyhole shield above the plinth articulated in profile. The standing, prismatic wardrobe has two doors they are decorated with a stressed, mounted decoration of black tendrils. Each door is enriched with a square panel at the level of the lock, revealing a carved female portrait with the following inscriptions: SI VIS AMARI AMA, and NIHIL EST VIRTUTTE (sic) AMARILUS [Love, if you want to be beloved - nothing is bitterer than virtue. Seneca, Moral epistles, 1.9]. The top corniche is protruding, plain.


  • Somogyi Zsolt: A magyar szecesszió bútorművészete. Corvina Kiadó, Budapest, 2009. - Nr. 129.
  • Szerk.: Szilágyi András, Horányi Éva: Szecesszió. A 20. század hajnala. (Az európai iparművészet korszakai.). Iparművészeti Múzeum, Budapest, 1996. - Nr. 9.15 (Horányi Éva)