• Important Early European Furni auction at Christies

    Sale 7764

    Important Early European Furniture, Sculpture & Tapestries

    5 November 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 314

    A NORTH EUROPEAN MOTHER-OF-PEARL INLAID AND PARCEL-GILT JAPANNED, GILTWOOD AND EBONISED CABINET-ON-STAND

    LATE 17TH/EARLY 18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A NORTH EUROPEAN MOTHER-OF-PEARL INLAID AND PARCEL-GILT JAPANNED, GILTWOOD AND EBONISED CABINET-ON-STAND
    LATE 17TH/EARLY 18TH CENTURY
    The moulded pediment carved with scrolling acanthus decorated with flower heads and centred by a pair of putti, above a gouilloche-carved cresting and a pair of shaped doors decorated with Chinoiserie scenes and exotic birds and enclosing an interior fitted with shaped drawers with edges decorated in simulation of nashiji and arranged around a central cupboard door enclosing two further drawers and a hidden compartment, the reverses of the doors decorated with Chinamen in rocky landscapes, the curved sides decorated with a horse-drawn coach in a rocky landscape with an alligator and a ship in a bay with an elephant in the foreground, the stand with a frieze drawer above eight blackamoor supports clad with palm leaf skirts, on a shaped plinth with turned feet, the feet replaced, the giltwood cresting associated
    78½ in. (199 cm.) high; 65 in. (165 cm.) wide; 23½ in. (60 cm.) deep


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    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A EUROPEAN COLLECTOR
    (LOTS 300-385)