London, South Kensington
21 January 1998
A rosewood, walnut and floral marquetry cabinet,
late 17th century and later
decorated overall with meandering floral stems and flower-filled urns with ebonised mouldings, crossbanding and line decoration, the moulded cornice above a long drawer with two panelled doors below opening to reveal an oyster-veneered interior decorated with rosewood and ebony stellar marquetry with a bank of twelve drawers about a cupboard door, enclosing ten further drawers, the lower section with four long drawers, the top drawer later adapted as a secretaire, with a fall front, on later flattened bun feet, the ring handles with painted enamel backplates depicting various female portrait medallions
-- 51in. (129.5cm.) wide, 75½in. (192cm.) high, 23½in. (59.5cm.) deep
The Right Honourable Viscountess Torrington, Yotes Court, Mereworth, Kent.
Sold Messrs. Foster, Yotes Court, The Contents of the Mansion, October 1923, lot 439, #152.5s.
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