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    Sale 2810

    European Furniture, Clocks, Sculpture and Works of Art

    7 May 2008, Amsterdam

  • Lot 13

    AN ITALIAN EBONISED AND TORTOISESHELL CABINET-ON-STAND

    THE CABINET MID-17TH CENTURY, THE STAND 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    AN ITALIAN EBONISED AND TORTOISESHELL CABINET-ON-STAND
    THE CABINET MID-17TH CENTURY, THE STAND 19TH CENTURY
    Decorated overall with intricately pierced panels, the rectangular top above an arrangement of drawers centred by an arched door with a gilt-bronze figure of Moses, enclosing three further drawers, with an oval paper label to the back inscribed .../21:74
    143 cm. high x 101 cm. wide x 40 cm. deep


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    This cabinet with its intricate and complex ajour panels adorning the drawers and sides is most likely to be Italian. The open cabinet, i.e. without doors is typical for Italian cabinets as is the composition of four drawers with ripple-moulded divisions divided by a baroque arched door containing a figure.

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