A rare Neapolitan late 19th century, bronzed and polychrome decorated cabinet,
by A. Caponetti, for the Achilleion Palace, Corfu, dated 1891
the rectangular moulded top incised with a Greek key and paterae border, above a pair of doors painted with classical maidens, one holding floral wreaths, the other a spear and shield with rope twist borders with painted and applied roundels, the interior fitted with a shelf, the sides flanked by two classical Greek caryatids, with ribbon-tied en grisaille portrait medaillons to the sides, on a stepped plinth base painted with outspread herons and anthemion, labelled inside the door A. Caponetti, 1891, Napoli, 147cm wide, 53cm deep, 108cm high (57.5" wide, 20.5" deep, 42.5" high).
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