Lot 1
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Antwerp School, 17th Century

8,000 - 12,000 GBP
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  • An ebony cabinet on a stand, with a rectangular lifting top fitted with a panelled mirror flanked by two landscapes, above two panelled doors, enclosing a fitted interior with eight short drawers and a double-drawer, surrounding a central panel cupboard door enclosing a recessed absidal interior with chequered floor and mirrored sides with columns, over a base with a single rectangular long drawer on a rectangular stand with a moulded cornice above double-arched apron interspersed by three escutcheons mounted with three roundels, the arches with hanging toupie finals, on baluster supports joined on all sides by a stretcher on bun feet; the panels painted with landscapes and shipping scenes by a follower of Jasper van der Laanen.
  • oil on panel


"The following condition report has been provided by Henry Gentle, an independent restorer who is not an employee of Sotheby's. All the panels are covered in a discoloured varnish and all would improve tonally with the removal of this varnish. Two of the panels have splits; the large panel inside the right hand door is split horizontally and the central shaped panel has a vertical split. The panels are in a good condition overall bar some minor scratches."
"This lot is offered for sale subject to Sotheby's Conditions of Business, which are available on request and printed in Sotheby's sale catalogues. The independent reports contained in this document are provided for prospective bidders' information only and without warranty by Sotheby's or the Seller."