• 500 Years: Decorative Arts Eur auction at Christies

    Sale 7841

    500 Years: Decorative Arts Europe

    29 April 2010, London, King Street

  • Lot 31

    A NORTH ITALIAN ETCHED-IVORY AND HARDSTONE INLAID EBONY AND EBONISED VITRINE-CABINET

    SECOND HALF 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A NORTH ITALIAN ETCHED-IVORY AND HARDSTONE INLAID EBONY AND EBONISED VITRINE-CABINET
    SECOND HALF 19TH CENTURY
    Inlaid overall with rinceaux, putti and mythical beasts and mounted with lapis lazuli and agates, the eared rectangular top surmounted by a shaped pediment and spreading cornice, above two framed glazed doors enclosing a velvet lined interior fitted with three shelves, with glazed sides, the base set with two deep drawers, on later brass castors
    101 in. (256.5 cm.) high; 68 in. (173 cm.) wide; 28½ in. (72 cm.) deep


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    Pre-Lot Text

    The Property of The Trustees of Lord Gretton