24 April 2001
An English ormolu and jasperware-mounted burl maple and ebonized side-cabinet
By Charles Andrea Nosotti, London, Circa 1860
The breakfront top above a frieze centred by an oblong jasperware panel depicting vestals proceeding to an altar, above a glazed door and side panels divided by fluted Ionic columns, with glazed ends, the interior with mirrored back, blue velvet-lined base and a single glass shelf, on conforming shaped base and circular tapering feet, the back with brass plate raised with a Royal coat-of-arms and stamped C. NOSOTTI/CARVER & GILDER/UPHOLSTERER & CABINET MAKER/398 & 399 OXFORD ST
39in. (99cm.) high; 51in. (129.5cm.) wide; 16in. (40.6cm.) deep
Purchased Keil's Antiques, New Orleans, October 17, 1977.
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Charles Andrea Nosotti is recorded as having a workshop at 2 Dean Street, Soho, London from 1835-1840. The label on the present cabinet indicates that at a later date he was operating from presumably larger premises at 398-399 Oxford Street.
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