Lot 13
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A FLEMISH EBONY CABINET (KUNSTKAST) WITH PAINTED PANELS AFTER VERONESE AND FETTI, ANTWERP, CIRCA 1650

Estimate
200,000 - 300,000 GBP
Sold
250,000 GBP
bidding is closed

Description

the inside doors and the drawer fronts all inset with painted wood panels of events from the Old and New Testament, including Christ and the Centurion on the lid and The Return of the Prodigal Son and The Parable of the Feast on the inside of the doors; the drawers with ivory handles, the central portico with a pair of doors inset with painted figures of Hope and Faith en brunaille, flanked by tortoiseshell columns, opening to reveal an ebony and bone paved enclosure with mirrored walls at an angle set off by two carved green and parcel-gilt terms, one male and one female with entwined dolphin tails, with a drawer below and a bone inlaid slide, two main panels with marks MV and MD/B, on a later ebonised stand
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