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Please note that three of the interior drawer fronts seem to be veneered with horn, but do appear to be original.
Lisbon, Calouste Gulbenkian Museum, Exotica - The Portuguese Discoveries and the Renaissance Kunstkammer, 17 Oct. 2001 - 6 Jan. 2002, H. Trnek and N. Vassallo e Silva eds., no. 42, pp. 142-3.