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An Italian walnut, ebony and ivory marquetry inverted break-front cabinet 'a la certosina'
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An Italian walnut, ebony and ivory marquetry inverted break-front cabinet 'a la certosina'

THIRD QUARTER 19TH CENTURY

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An Italian walnut, ebony and ivory marquetry inverted break-front cabinet 'a la certosina'
Third quarter 19th Century
Of architectural outline, overall inlaid with geometrical motifs, set with several ivory plaques depicting courtly renaissance scenes and a roundel with an armorial shield with the inscription Vigilate et orate, the cornice surmounted by a broken triangular pediment centred by an armorial trophee flanked by two reclining maidens, above a hinged fall-front enclosing an interior with three arches, above two panelled drawers, flanked to either side by a door, enclosing a plain interior with a shelf and surmounted by a broken arched pediment centred by a classical urn, the lower part with a door, enclosing a plain interior flanked by two doors, each enclosing a plain interior with one shelf, on a moulded plinth and lion's feet, losses to the marquetry
228cm. high x 160cm. wide x 49cm. deep
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Christie's charge a buyer's premium of 20.825% of the hammer price for lots with values up to NLG 200,000. If the hammer price exceeds the NLG 200,000 then the premium is calculated at 20.825% of the first NLG 200,000 plus 11.9% of any amount in excess of NLG 200,000.

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