• 500 Years: Decorative Arts Eur auction at Christies

    Sale 7841

    500 Years: Decorative Arts Europe

    29 April 2010, London, King Street

  • Lot 12

    A SPANISH GILT AND SILVERED-METAL-MOUNTED, ENGRAVED IVORY, TORTOISESHELL AND EBONISED CABINET-ON-STAND

    18TH CENTURY, THE STAND 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A SPANISH GILT AND SILVERED-METAL-MOUNTED, ENGRAVED IVORY, TORTOISESHELL AND EBONISED CABINET-ON-STAND
    18TH CENTURY, THE STAND 19TH CENTURY
    The rectangular stepped pediment with vase finials above an architectural façade with ten drawers with courtly hunting scenes and two drawers with panels depicting saints, arranged around a central cupboard, enclosing three further drawers, with claw-and-ball feet, above a ripple-moulded stand and spirally-turned supports on a platform plinth, the central ivory plaque associated
    81½ in. (207 cm.) high; 48 in. (122 cm.) wide; 19½ in. (49 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 'Greatwood: Caring for Retired Racehorses & Children with Special Needs'