Jim Wells writes:
Craig McDonald wrote about wooden Coin Cabinets in the March 21 E-Sylum, and asked for photos of others. I have photographed some doozies in some museums.
Jim forwarded several photos and John Salyer uploaded them to our Flickr image archive. Thanks, everyone! These are great.
This 48-drawer coin cabinet in the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna (about 3 feet tall, some coins visible in open drawers)
and this 7-page (wooden?) "coin folder" showing 45 gold coins on one page, same Vienna museum
These coin cabinets of the Swedish kings, now in the Swedish National Museum of Monetary History in Stockholm (http://www.myntkabinettet.se/web/English.aspx).
and these of Danish Kings, now in the National Museum of Denmark in Copenhagen, Royal Collection of Coins and Medals (http://www.nationalmuseet.dk/sw33853.asp).
... and I wish I had my grandfather's glorious mahogany coin cabinet with dozens of felt-lined drawers from which he started me in collecting ...
To read the earlier E-Sylum article, see:
A FRENCH COIN CABINET C1809-19 BY JACOB-DESMALTER
THE BOOK BAZARRE
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