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AN EMPIRE ORMOLU-MOUNTED MAHOGANY AND PARCEL-GILT FOLIO CABINET
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AN EMPIRE ORMOLU-MOUNTED MAHOGANY AND PARCEL-GILT FOLIO CABINET

PROBABLY AUSTRIAN OR GERMAN

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AN EMPIRE ORMOLU-MOUNTED MAHOGANY AND PARCEL-GILT FOLIO CABINET
Probably Austrian or German
The rectangular ratcheted top above a frieze decorated with a floral and star-pattern and a with leather-lined slide to one side, above a pair of tambour shutters enclosing an adjustable shelf and a pair of faux doors to the reverse, each flanked by Egyptian terms, on shaped legs and paw feet, above a rectangular plinth with a central recess and sunk castors, the underside inscribed in ink '01'
41½ in. (105 cm.) high; 37½ in. (95 cm.) wide; 23½ in. (60 cm.) deep
Provenance
Anonymous sale in these Rooms, 11 June 1998, lot 78 (£10,350).
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Lot Essay

With its 'antique' bronzed ornament, restrained ormolu mounts and finely-figured mahogany, this folio cabinet reflects the influence of Bernard Molitor, who became maître in 1787 (U. Leben, Molitor, London, 1992, p.48).

A pair of Baltic commodes of related shape, standing on naturalistic paw feet and on a plinth was sold Christie's New York, Property of a Ditinguished New York Collection, 17 October 1997, lot 127.
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