• Important Early European Furni auction at Christies

    Sale 7764

    Important Early European Furniture, Sculpture & Tapestries

    5 November 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 262

    A SPANISH GILT-METAL-MOUNTED AND GILT-ENGRAVED TORTOISESHELL AND HORN- INLAID MAHOGANY, ROSEWOOD AND EBONISED CABINET-ON-STAND

    SECOND HALF 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A SPANISH GILT-METAL-MOUNTED AND GILT-ENGRAVED TORTOISESHELL AND HORN- INLAID MAHOGANY, ROSEWOOD AND EBONISED CABINET-ON-STAND
    SECOND HALF 19TH CENTURY
    Of architectural form, the stepped pediment centered by a portrait medallion inscribed 'SERVANTES', flanked by pierced foliate scrolls, above twelve variously sized drawers depicting scenes from the story of 'Don Quixote', centered by an architectural cupboard door with solomonic columns revealing a mirrored interior, above a moulded base and ball-and-claw feet, the breakfront stand with three similar frieze drawers and spirally turned legs, joined by a conforming box stretcher and terminating in turned tapering feet
    100 in. (254 cm.) high; 59¾ in. (167 cm.) wide; 22¾ in. (58 cm) deep [overall]


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    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN