17th Century Antwerp ebony cabinet
Lot 10W Y Ф
17th Century Antwerp ebony cabinet
£100,000 - 150,000
US$ 160,000 - 230,000
amended

Lot Details
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17th Century Antwerp ebony cabinet
flanked by eight drawers with painted copper plates by Frans Francken III (Antwerp 1607-1667). The cabinet in ebony with ripple mouldings and gilt metal and glass mounted ornament, inset with painted copper panels depicting the life of Moses, the centre of architectural design with a mirrored interior with columns and parquetry floor in ivory and tortoiseshell between eight drawers with ribbed fluted glass decoration, enclosed by arched panel doors between columns with a drawer in the form of a broken pediment with reclining female figures, putti, cartouches and repousse scroll work and drawer below, flanked by eight drawers depicting:
1. Moses slaying the Egyptian
2. Moses and the Burning Bush
3. The Finding of Moses
4. ?Pharoah's daughter and handmaidens beside the Nile
5. Moses destroys the tablets of the law
6. The gathering of manna
7. Aaron collects gold from the Israelites to make the Golden Calf
8. Moses defending the daughters of Jethro
and on the central panel doors:
9. The parting of the Red Sea
10. The Egyptians consumed by the waters of the Red Sea

enclosed by a pair of later glazed panel doors and containing two drawers veneered in scarlet tortoishell and ivory below, the stand of a later date on chamfered legs, bearing a label on the back 'Lilies' which relates to the Lilies, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, the home of Lord Nugent. 122cm wide x 112cm deep x 52cm high (48 1/16in wide x 44 1/8in deep x 20 1/2in high).

Footnotes

  • Provenance
    Sir George Nugent, 2nd Baronet, Lilies, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
    His daugher Lucy Henrietta (1841-1925), who married Sir Francis George Manningham Boileau, 2nd Baronet of Ketteringham Hall, Norfolk, in 1860
    By family descent to Major Etienne Boileau
    Sale, The Contents of Ketteringham Hall (sold on the premises), 25 July 1947, lot 813
    Private Collection, UK
    Sale, Phillips, London, 24 November 1998, lot 140

    Ketteringham Hall and the Ketteringham estate in Norfolk belonged to the Atkyns family in the 18th century; they sold it to Sir John Boileau in 1836. The house was damaged by fire in the early 1800s and was rebuilt by Thomas Allason (1790-1852). It was subsequently remodelled for Sir John Boileau by Thomas Jeckyll (1827-1881).

Saleroom notices

  • Please note that the later panel doors mentioned in the catalogue description are wood doors and not glazed as stated.
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