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    Sale 5089

    Italian Banks of Distinction

    13 November 2007, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 144

    AN ITALIAN ORMOLU MOUNTED EBONY AND PIETRE DURA TABLE CABINET

    SECOND HALF 17TH CENTURY, PROBABLY FLORENTINE

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    AN ITALIAN ORMOLU MOUNTED EBONY AND PIETRE DURA TABLE CABINET
    SECOND HALF 17TH CENTURY, PROBABLY FLORENTINE
    Of architectural form, decorated throughout with strapwork panels inset with hardstones including lapis, porphyry and agate, with a hinged lid and an arrangement of multiple deep and shallow drawers divided by columns and balustrades with various pediments and arched niches (probably originally enclosing standing figures), the sides similarly inlaid, and with two frieze drawers in the plinth on gilt brass feet
    37in. (94cm.) high; 34in. (87cm.) wide; 18in. (46cm.) deep


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    Two related cabinets are displayed at the Peterhof Palace, St.Petersberg, one is illustrated in a booklet The State Museum-Reserve at Petrodvorets, (Peterhof), 1991.
    Another related cabinet is illustrated in M. Riccardi-Cubitt, The Art of the Cabinet, London, 1992, pls. 24 and 25.

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    Provenance

    Sotheby's, New York, 27 October 1990, lot 44.