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    Sale 7445

    Important European Furniture, Sculpture and Tapestries

    6 December 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 86

    A SOUTH EUROPEAN, WALNUT, OLIVE AND FRUITWOOD MARQUETRY BUREAU-CABINET

    MALTA, FIRST HALF 18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A SOUTH EUROPEAN, WALNUT, OLIVE AND FRUITWOOD MARQUETRY BUREAU-CABINET
    MALTA, FIRST HALF 18TH CENTURY
    Decorated overall with interlaced scrolls and strapwork, the upper section with a double-domed moulded cornice surmounted by parcel-gilt pinecone finials, above two panelled doors, enclosing seven drawers, four shelves, and hinged flaps arranged around a central mirrored cupboard door, the lower section with a sloping front decorated with strapwork and centred by a crowned cypher enclosing a writing surface inlaid with foliate scrolls fitted with pigeon holes, drawers and a concealed well around a mirrored cupboard door enclosing a secret compartment, above three panelled drawers simulating six drawers, the sides with conformingly-inlaid panels, on bracket feet, the finials probably associated
    81¼ in. (206.5 cm.) high; 42 in. (109 cm.) wide; 22¼ in. (56.5 cm.) deep


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