New York, Park Avenue
30 March 1999
AN ITALIAN BAROQUE WALNUT BUREAU-CABINET
Venice, circa 1740
The shaped cresting with molded edge centering a cartouche-form mirror etched with a flower above a pair of arched panelled doors enclosing shelves and three drawers flanked by canted angles above candleslides, the base with a slant-front enclosing a fitted interior above three serpentine cross-banded drawers, on later short bracket feet, interior refitted, drawers relined
95in. (241cm.) high, 45in. (115.5cm.) wide, 24in. (61cm.) deep
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Related Venetian bureau cabinets are illustrated in S. Levy, Il Mobile Veneziano del Settecento, Milan, 1964, vol. II, figs. 174-6.
Please note that there should not be a dateline in the description for this lot. The top section and base section are both 18th Century but not original to each other.
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