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A pair of Italian ivory-inlaid, rosewood and ebonised bureau cabinets
A pair of Italian ivory-inlaid, rosewood and ebonised bureau cabinets

MILANESE, CIRCA 1870

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A pair of Italian ivory-inlaid, rosewood and ebonised bureau cabinets
Milanese, Circa 1870
One inlaid with première partie ivory, the other with contre partie ivory, each with an architectural pediment above a pair of arched doors, the interior with a shelf, above a drawer, the lower part with a shaped fall-front, the interior with a pair of small drawers and a compartment to the centre, above a drawer and a pair of cupboard doors, the sides with geometric line inlay, on breakfront plinth base and bun feet
31in. (79 cm.) wide; 85 in. (216 cm.) high; 17¾ in. (45 cm.) deep (2)

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Based on 17th century examples, these cabinets are typical of Northern Italian furniture and were very popular at the end of the 19th century, Ferdinando Pogliani of Milan being probably the most celebrated maker.
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