cabinet picture

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noun

a small easel painting, usually under 3 feet (0.9 meters) in width and formerly exhibited in a cabinet or special room.

Nearby words

  1. cabinda,
  2. cabinet,
  3. cabinet beetle,
  4. cabinet government,
  5. cabinet minister,
  6. cabinet pudding,
  7. cabinet scraper,
  8. cabinet wine,
  9. cabinet-maker,
  10. cabineteer

Origin of cabinet picture

First recorded in 1815–25

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for cabinet picture

  • Wilson has been seen poring over the texture of a Dutch cabinet-picture, so that he could not see the picture itself.

    Table-Talk|William Hazlitt