A mid-Victorian ivory-inlaid rosewood and marquetry cabinet-on-stand
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A mid-Victorian ivory-inlaid rosewood and marquetry cabinet-on-stand

BY GILLOW & CO., LANCASTER, THIRD QUARTER 19TH CENTURY

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A mid-Victorian ivory-inlaid rosewood and marquetry cabinet-on-stand
By Gillow & Co., Lancaster, Third quarter 19th Century
The rectangular dentilled moulded cornice above three panels inlaid with scrolling foliage, above a central door inlaid with a pair of chimerae around a spirally-fluted flowering basket surrounded by scrolling foliage and birds perching on cornucopiae, flanked by shell-headed niches for statuettes, divided by pilasters with Corinthian pilasters carved with putto heads, above a mahogany-lined drawer inlaid with scrolling foliage, the stand with inverse breakfront shelf with moulded edge and two mahogany-lined frieze drawers, on a stand with waved apron carved with a winged putto head and issuing foliage, on fluted Tuscan columns, on a stepped moulded plinth, with panelled backboard, stamped GILLOW & CO
69¼ in. (176 cm.) high; 52¾ in. (134 cm.) wide; 18 in. (45.5 cm.) deep
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Lot Essay

This cabinet is illustrated in Examples of Furniture & Decoration by Gillows, London, p.136 'P 3368') where it is described as 'A Rosewood cabinet, carved and richly inlaid with ivory and pearl in the style of the Italian Renaissance'. The flamboyance of the ornate design suggests the influence of a foreign-hand and, indeed, the quality of the exuberant carving is reminiscent of the leading 19th century carvers of Florence. The combined effect of the rich marquetry results in a Renaissance eclecticism crafted to exhibition standards.

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