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    Sale 7574

    Thomas Hope & The Neoclassical Vision & The Collector of Collections

    24 April 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 383

    A DUTCH GILT-BRASS-MOUNTED MAHOGANY SERPENTINE CABINET

    CIRCA 1770, THE BASE REDUCED IN HEIGHT

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    A DUTCH GILT-BRASS-MOUNTED MAHOGANY SERPENTINE CABINET
    CIRCA 1770, THE BASE REDUCED IN HEIGHT
    The shaped cresting centred by a laurel-wrapped portrait medallion of a Roman Emperor, above two panelled doors each with a ribbon-tied medallion and a classical urn, enclosing one recessed shelf above two mahogany-fronted shelves, above three drawers, the canted angles inset with stop-fluted corinthian columns, the bombé base section with two drawers above a shaped apron centred by a classical urn, the angles with foliate-cast pierced mounts, on shaped bracket feet, the base section originally with a further drawer
    94 in. (239 cm.) high; 75 in. (190.5 cm.) wide; 29 in. (73.5 cm.) deep


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    A closely related Dutch armoire featuring similar stop-fluted Corinthian pilasters, laurel-wrapped cornice and identical handles, was sold anonymously, Christie's, Amsterdam, 24 September 2003, lot 166.

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    Provenance

    Anonymous sale, Sotheby's, London, 23 April 1982, lot 113.