• Important Early European Furni auction at Christies

    Sale 7764

    Important Early European Furniture, Sculpture & Tapestries

    5 November 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 278

    A SPANISH ENGRAVED IVORY AND HORN-INLAID EBONY, MAGOGANY AND HARDWOOD CABINET ON A COLONIAL HARDWOOD TABLE

    THE CABINET INTERIOR EARLY 18TH CENTURY, THE CASE AND TABLE STAND COLONIAL MID-18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A SPANISH ENGRAVED IVORY AND HORN-INLAID EBONY, MAGOGANY AND HARDWOOD CABINET ON A COLONIAL HARDWOOD TABLE
    THE CABINET INTERIOR EARLY 18TH CENTURY, THE CASE AND TABLE STAND COLONIAL MID-18TH CENTURY
    Inlaid overall with foliate and floral sprays, the fall-front with an armorial shield, the facade with eight panelled drawers flanking an architectural centre, revealing further drawers; the base with rectangular top inlaid conformingly and with plaque engraved 'Ano de MDCCX', with a later drawer, on cabriole legs, losses
    The cabinet: 21 in. (53.5 cm.) high; 41 in. (104 cm.) wide; 20 in. (51 cm.) deep
    The table base: 32½ in. (82.5 cm) high; 45 in. (114.5 cm.) wide; 30¼ in. (77 cm.) deep


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    Provenance

    Danesfield House, Buckinghamshire, until the early 1960s, when given on loan to the Victoria & Albert Museum, London.


    Pre-Lot Text

    Sold to benefit 'Hearing Dogs for Deaf People'