"Cabinet Of Man Of Law"GERMAN CABINET OF THE XIIIth CENTURY Dedicated to furnish the office of a man of Law Magnificent German cabinet of the eighteenth century dedicated to justice, fully inlaid walnut burl and olive burr. Arranged with five drawers on each side of a large leaf on which is represented the effigy of justice with a very beautiful marquetry. A retractable shelf under the leaf allows to deposit the contents of the drawers. Inside the cabinet two cut out shelves reserve the location, perhaps of a statue or a precious object, like this clock under cloche present on the picture. The interior of the furniture is covered with decorative paper and leather for the drawers. A piece of furniture attributed to justice: Justice with its effigy is represented in the center of the leaf by the Greek goddess Themis, daughter of Ouranos and Gaia (heaven and earth). First wife of Zeus, she represented the divine justice of the Law. The ten drawers symbolize the ten commandments of the Christian religion. The coat of arms on the pediment is much more original in the sense that it is the union of the two principles that guide the act of judging, with on the left an enlightened heart which means: "justice is love guided by the light "and on the right the arm of justice which from the foundations of the right represented by the brick wall, applies the law emanating from the law. Buffer varnish. Dimensions: H. 208 L .: 108 W: 48 cm.