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    Sale 5357

    Christie's Interiors

    8 July 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 601

    AN ITALIAN CARVED WALNUT SECRETAIRE CABINET

    LATE 19TH CENTURY

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    AN ITALIAN CARVED WALNUT SECRETAIRE CABINET
    LATE 19TH CENTURY
    The upper section surmounted by broken pediment carved with coat-of-arms beneath a crown with standing warrior-hero figures and heraldic lions to the angles, three frieze drawers above a fall front with a deep relief carved battle scene, opening to reveal an arrangement of drawers flanking a central architectural niche, the lower section with long frieze drawer above twin arched cupboard doors, overall carved in deep relief with figures, heraldic shields, trophies of war, grotesques and masks
    100½ in. (255.3 cm.) high; 63½ in. (161.5 cm.) wide; 30 in. (76.2 cm.) deep


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