Taxidermy Sheep Cabinet Joins Salvador Dalí Furniture Collection

Buffets and Cabinets Blog brings you today a very special cabinet design – a stuffed lamb with a table on its back and a drawer in its side. This is the latest addition to a collection of furniture based on the paintings of Surrealist artist Salvador Dalí.

Taxidermy Sheep Cabinet

Their designer Oscar Tusquets Blanca referenced an image of a lamb with a telephone balanced on its spine and sliding storage in its stomach from Dalí’s 1942 painting Interpretation Project for a Stable-Library.

Taxidermy Sheep Cabinet

“We broke up the Interpretation Project for a Stable-Library painting where there appears a characteristic Dalí drawer, made up of a little lamb-table,” said Tusquets Blanca.

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Twenty-one lambs were chosen from a Parisian slaughterhouse and sent to taxidermist Maison Deyrolle, where Dalí was a frequent customer during his lifetime.

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The limited-edition set includes 20 white lambs priced at €36,500 (£30,350) each and a unique black piece costs €72,000 (£59,900). The tables were commissioned by Spanish company BD Barcelona Design.