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    Sale 12419

    Noble & Private Collections Part II

    3 November 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 386

    AN ITALIAN GILT-METAL-MOUNTED EBONY, ROSEWOOD AND PIETRA DURA CABINET

    SECOND HALF 17TH CENTURY, PROBABLY FLORENCE

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    AN ITALIAN GILT-METAL-MOUNTED EBONY, ROSEWOOD AND PIETRA DURA CABINET
    SECOND HALF 17TH CENTURY, PROBABLY FLORENCE
    Together with a 19th century ebonised stand
    33 ½ in. (85 cm.) high; 48 ¼ in. (123 cm.) wide; 41 ¼ in. (37 cm.) deep


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    Cabinets elaborately conceived to display precious stones - sometimes carved or with inlaid designs - and mounted with sculpural gilt- bronzes were produced in major centres, notably Florence and Rome. These opulent objects were favoured by a growing population of wealthy families primarily in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. This cabinet, inset in a geometric design displaying a colourful array of agates, lapis lazuli and other precious stones framed within ebony borders, relates to a table cabinet produced in Venice in the mid-17th century illustrated in A. González-Palacios, I Mobili Italiani, Milano, 1996, pp. 44-45.

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    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY OF A DISTINGUISHED SWISS PRIVATE COLLECTION (LOTS 208-211, 215 & 386)