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A FLEMISH ORMOLU-MOUNTED TORTOISESHELL, IVORY, EBONY AND LACQUERED MARQUETRY TABLE CABINET
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A FLEMISH ORMOLU-MOUNTED TORTOISESHELL, IVORY, EBONY AND LACQUERED MARQUETRY TABLE CABINET

PROBABLY ANTWERP, MID 17TH CENTURY

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A FLEMISH ORMOLU-MOUNTED TORTOISESHELL, IVORY, EBONY AND LACQUERED MARQUETRY TABLE CABINET
PROBABLY ANTWERP, MID 17TH CENTURY
Of rectangular form, the four small drawers and one long drawer with scrolling foliage centred by a cartouche, the sides with geometrical banding on bun feet
32 cm. high x 49.5 cm. wide x 28 cm. deep
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Lot Essay

Certain Flemish tortoiseshell cabinets were highlighted with a particular lacquer after the Italian scagliola, now called lacquer marquetry. The technique consists of applying a coloured substance to patterns engraved into the wood. This substance is a lacquer made from a blend of bees' wax and tiny fragments of marble onto which mother of pearl is glued. (T. Wolvesperges, Le meuble en Belgique, Brussels, 2000, p. 41)
A similar table cabinet in this technique is illustrated in T. Wolvesperges, Op.cit., p. 124; and in W. de Kesel, Vlaams Barok Meubilair in Lak, Drongen, 1991, p. 69, ill. 14.

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