AN ITALIAN ROCOCO STYLE GILT-METAL-MOUNTED KINGWOOD AND PARQUETRY BUREAU-CABINET

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AN ITALIAN ROCOCO STYLE GILT-METAL-MOUNTED KINGWOOD AND PARQUETRY BUREAU-CABINET

The upper section with arched top and mirrored door, the fall-front opening to a fitted interior with compartments above a central slide, the bombé base with two short and two long drawers inlaid à quatre faces on cabriole legs ending in sabots, bearing a paper label inscribed R. Cumming..2 Park.., Genoese
77in. (195.5cm.) high, 39in. (99cm.) wide, 19in. (48cm.) deep


Provenance
With Rose Cumming, New York, 1969

Lot Essay

The distinctive outline and use of veneers of this bureau-cabinet relate it to a group of case pieces executed in Genoa in the 1760's. The radially veneered central medallion on the sides and fall-front relates to several bureau-cabinets illustrated in L. Caimi, L'Ebanisteria Genovese del Settecento,, 1995, pp. 195-99, figs. 161-167. Another bureau-cabinet of similar design and single cabinet door is illustrated in M. Agnellini, Mobili Italiani del Settecento, 1990, p. 96. A related Genoese bureau-cabinet was sold Christie's Rome, 27 March 1990, lot 224.
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