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    Sale 5372

    Christie's Interiors- Style & Spirit

    18 November 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 558

    AN ITALIAN PAINTED AND GILTWOOD CASSONE

    POSSIBLY LATE 16TH EARLY 17TH CENTURY, LATER DECORATED

    Price Realised  

    AN ITALIAN PAINTED AND GILTWOOD CASSONE
    POSSIBLY LATE 16TH EARLY 17TH CENTURY, LATER DECORATED
    Of sarcophagus form, the hinged cover centred by grostesque mask amidst carved scrolling foliage with guilloche border and egg-and-tongue edge, the front carved with winged griffins emerging from scrolling foliage and flanking a cartouche with four crosses and a twin sea horses below a crown, on paw feet, the reverse with depositry label DUNN'S DEPOSITORIES BROMLEY KENT MRS A. PEPPER 31-7-30, later decorated
    26¾ in. (68 cm.) high; 44¼ in. (112.5 cm.) wide; 22 in. (56 cm.) deep


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    The form of this cassone bears similarities to Florentine cassones of the 16th century

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