Distinguished Property from Osterrieth House in Antwerp

A Flemish Baroque gilt-metal mounted ebony, rosewood, tortoiseshell, ivory, inlaid and carved cabinet-on-stand, probably Antwerp, late 17th century

Lot Closed

November 13, 12:13 PM GMT


6,000 - 9,000 GBP

Lot Details


Distinguished Property from Osterrieth House in Antwerp

A Flemish Baroque gilt-metal mounted ebony, rosewood, tortoiseshell, ivory, inlaid and carved cabinet-on-stand, probably Antwerp, late 17th century

the doors enclosing a fitted architectural interior with drawers and with two central doors with a further mirrored interior, overall elaborately panelled and set with gilt figural, caryatid and pierced mounts, on a later stand, restorations

183cm. high, 120cm. wide, 49cm. deep; 6ft., 3ft. 11 1/4 in., 1ft. 7 1/4 in.

This lot contains ivory or rhino horn and other restricted materials. Sotheby's recommends that buyers check with their own government regarding any importation requirements prior to placing a bid. For example, US regulations restrictor prohibits the import of certain items (including ivory) to protect wildlife conservation. Please note that Sotheby's will not assist buyers with CITES licence applications where a buyer elects to either collect or arrange their own shipping, nor will Sotheby's assist with the international movement of ivory/rhino horn by air, either as freight or through hand carry. Sotheby's shipping will only assist in shipping the lot to either domestic UK or EU destinations, where delivery is made by road transport. A buyer's inability to export or import these lots cannot justify a delay in payment or sale cancellation.

In his article 'A tortoiseshell cabinet and its precursors', Simon Jervis illustrates a similar cabinet-on-stand acquired from the Craven collection, now in the collections of the Victoria & Albert Museum, inv. no. W.8-1965 (S. Jervis, 'A tortoiseshell cabinet and its precursors', V&A Bulletin No. 4, October 1968, pp. 133-143, p.132, fig. 1).