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    Sale 7433

    Important Early European Furniture, Sculpture and Tapestries

    8 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 192

    A SPANISH COLONIAL MOTHER-OF-PEARL AND TORTOISESHELL-INLAID EBONY CABINET-ON-STAND

    MID-19TH CENTURY

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    A SPANISH COLONIAL MOTHER-OF-PEARL AND TORTOISESHELL-INLAID EBONY CABINET-ON-STAND
    MID-19TH CENTURY
    The rectangular inverted breakfront top above a stylised foliate frieze and an architectural front with seven floral-decorated drawers arranged around a cupboard, the angles with spirally-turned and faceted columns, the sides similarly decorated with stylised foliage and flowerheads, above two further drawers, the stands with spirally-turned supports joined by X-shaped stretchers and terminating in turned feet
    58 in. (147 cm.) high; 46½ in. (118 cm.) wide; 16½ in. (42 cm.) deep


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    This type of foliate and floral scroll marquetry is characteristic of Spanish and Portuguese colonial furniture and beautifully illustrated by a 17th Century shell-incrusted cabinet or mueble enconchado, featuring closely related marquetry, offered as a wedding gift to the grand-daughter of one of the Viceroys of Peru, and sold Sotheby's, New York, 21 May 1992, lot 79.

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