An early to mid-17th century Dutch ebony-veneered and engraved mother of pearl small table or spice cabinet, possibly AmsterdamThe engraving in the manner of Jan Bellekin (Amsterdam, fl. 1600 - 1625)
Lot 16
A 17th century Dutch ebony-veneered and engraved mother-of-pearl table or spice cabinet, possibly Amsterdam the engraving in the manner of Jan Bellekin (Amsterdam, fl. 1600 - 1625)
Sold for £11,875 (US$ 19,959) inc. premium
Lot Details
A 17th century Dutch ebony-veneered and engraved mother-of-pearl table or spice cabinet, possibly Amsterdam
the engraving in the manner of Jan Bellekin (Amsterdam, fl. 1600 - 1625)
the rectangular top having a raised waisted compartment fitted with a sliding cover, the exterior decorated with incised allegorical figures emblematic of Prudence or Truth, Strength or Architecture, Charity and Faith, all within reserves of swagged arcades, and with borders and spandrels of scrolling frond-like foliage, the doors enclosing an interior fitted with a deep central drawer, flanked to either side by two short drawers, a long drawer above and below, the drawer fronts and the interior of each door inlaid with mother of pearl plaques depicting hunting scenes, hares and dogs, heraldic beasts including a camel, a bear, a stag and a lion, and allegorical figures of Faith and Architecture or Strength, the central drawer with a female figure holding a harp and allegorical of Music, all within ebony-veneered and gilt-heightened borders carved with scrolls and arabesques, raised on four turned bun feet, 22cm wide, 15.5cm deep, 24cm high (8.5" wide, 6" deep, 9" high)
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