An impressive Italian second half 19th century gilt-bronze, pietre dure, rock crystal, specimen marble, ivory and bone mounted palissandre, ebony, ebonised and parquetry architectural cabinet
incorporating earlier elements
the pietre-dure and specimen marble including notably lapis-lazuli, jasper, porphyry, quartz and yellow Sienna marble, the canted upper structure surmounted by a balustrade, above an architectural front centred by a pair of doors, each incorporating a niche with a female figure, opening to a theatrical interior with two drawers above a cube parquetry floor surmounted by three painted panels featuring bacchic subjects and a pair of mirrors below a painted ceiling with a landscape, flanked to each side by a niche, one with a figure of Hercules, the other Vulcan, each canted side fronted by a door opening to five drawers and centred by a niche with a female allegorical figure, flanked by rock crystal columns and further ivory inlaid columns, each surmounted by an arched cornice and vases, joined by a balustrade, the overall composition flanked to each side by a large inlaid column, the sides with two marble panels, the base with ten similar columns on a canted plinth with geometrical parquetry, on bun feet, 174cm wide, 56cm deep, 191cm high (68.5" wide, 22" deep, 75" high).
£60,000 - 90,000
71,000 - 110,000
US$ 94,000 - 140,000
European Furniture and Works of Art
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