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    Sale 2775

    European Furniture, Clocks, Sculpture and Works of Art

    19 - 20 December 2007, Amsterdam

  • Lot 866

    A FRENCH WALNUT MEUBLE A DEUX CORPS

    PROBABLY AVIGNON, PART 17TH CENTURY

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    A FRENCH WALNUT MEUBLE A DEUX CORPS
    PROBABLY AVIGNON, PART 17TH CENTURY
    The upper section with rectangular cornice and two doors carved with foliate panels and centered by masks, flanked by vine-carved pilasters, the lower section with a frieze fitted with two drawers above two doors with conformingly carved panels, on a moulded plinth and bun feet
    155.5 cm. high x 124 cm. wide x 56 cm. deep


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    The form of this richly carved cabinet, with a smaller upper section set back from the front and sides of the lower one, is characteristic of French furniture of the late 16th Century. As stated by D. Dubon in The Frick Collection. An illustrated catalogue. Furniture, Vol. V, New York, 1992, pp.117-123, such cabinets were described in an inventory drawn up as early as 1596.

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