23 November 2010
AN ANGLO-DUTCH GILT-COPPER-MOUNTED SATINWOOD AND GILT-LACQUER CABINET
LATE 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY
With a pair of doors depicting exotic birds in trees, with elaborate engraved lock plate and hinges, enclosing ten drawers and a plaque inscribed THIS CABINET BELONGED TO HERMAN BOERHAAVE, CELEBRATED DUTCH PHYSICIAN BORN 1668, DIED 1738, the stand with an old paper shipping label
56½ in. (143.5 cm.) high, 37¼ in. (94.5 in.) wide, 20¼ in. (51.5 cm.) deep
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 11 July 1986, lot 34.
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, New York, 16 October 1987, lot 213.
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