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    Sale 7713

    Furniture & Clocks

    23 April 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 75

    A NORTH ITALIAN PARCEL-GILT, WALNUT AND BURR-WALNUT BUREAU-CABINET

    VENETO, SECOND QUARTER 18TH CENTURY

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    A NORTH ITALIAN PARCEL-GILT, WALNUT AND BURR-WALNUT BUREAU-CABINET
    VENETO, SECOND QUARTER 18TH CENTURY
    The scrolled pediment decorated with floral garlands and a shell, centred by a mirrored plate engraved with a floral spray, above two arched mirrored doors enclosing a fitted interior with shelves and drawers, the lower section fitted with a writing slope revealing further shelves, drawers and a concealed compartment, above three arc-en-arbalète drawers, on shaped bracket feet, handles replaced, the upper section possibly associated and with later interior
    103 in. (252 cm.) high; 44 in. (112 cm.) wide; 24 in. (61 cm.) deep


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    The scrolled open pediment adorned with gilt-decorated floral trails, foliate-engraved plate to the cresting and arc-en-arbalète lower section count among the features which relate this cabinet to mid-18th Century Venetian examples (G. Morazzoni, Il Mobile Veneziano del Settecento, Vol. II, Milan, 1958, Tav. CCCLXVIII-XXIII). Among related bureaux-cabinets sold at auction, two examples featuring similar foliate-engraved central plates were sold anonymously, Sotheby's, New York, 20 March 1998, lot 315 ($48,875 with premium), and Sotheby's, London, 16 December 1998, lot 163 (£51,000 with premium), respectively; while a third related example was sold anonymously, Sotheby's, London, 11 December 2002, lot 45 (£28,680 with premium).

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