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* A GOANESE IVORY INLAID, HARDWOOD CHEST ON STAND
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* A GOANESE IVORY INLAID, HARDWOOD CHEST ON STAND

LATE 18TH CENTURY

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* A GOANESE IVORY INLAID, HARDWOOD CHEST ON STAND
Late 18th century
In two parts, the upper section with an arrangement of twelve varied drawers behind sixteen fronts, the base with two drawers above a deep drawer with a twin-drawer front, having four legs carved with female herms on scroll carved and foliate cornucopia bases, inlaid overall with a geometric design of interlocking circles and stars, with pierced brass corner mounts and backplates
117 cm (46 in.) wide; 139 cm (54 3/4 in.) high; 57.5 cm (22 3/4 in.) deep
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With its geometric inlay of stars and circles and its vargueno form of a multiple drawer cabinet on stand, so typical of furniture from the Iberian peninsula, this unusual chest on stand marries the decorative Mughal tradition of its ivory inlay with a European furniture form. A Portuguese colony from 1510 until 1961 Goa has a fascinating blend of latin and oriental cultures. A similar cabinet was sold by Christie's Los Angeles, The Duquette Collection, lot 346 (US$37,600)
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