• A Cabinet of Curiosities Selec auction at Christies

    Sale 2393

    A Cabinet of Curiosities Selections from the Peter Tillou Collections

    28 January 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 30

    A COLONIAL SOLID CALAMANDER AND ROSEWOOD CABINET

    CEYLON, CIRCA 1840

    Price Realised  

    A COLONIAL SOLID CALAMANDER AND ROSEWOOD CABINET
    CEYLON, CIRCA 1840
    The projecting molded cornice about a floral vinery-carved frieze and a pair of arched paneled doors carved with stylized lotus sprays and buds flanked by densely carved flowerhead and shell pilasters and enclosing ebony-edged mahogany shelves, the projecting base with a pair of paneled doors flanked by conforming pilasters, the sides with conforming decoration, on lobed bun feet, the upper lock stamped HAMILTON'S MAKER TO THE ROYAL MINT LONDON COVENTRY
    83½ in. (212 cm.) high, 53¼ in. (35 cm.) wide. 23¾ in. (60 cm.) deep


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