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

Restricted SpeciesUK: Greenford Park Warehouse

Estimate:

6,000 to - 9,000 GBP

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

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

Estimate:

6,000 to - 9,000 GBP

Lot sold:

11,970

GBP

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.

In overall good restored condition. The gilt metal mounts in overall good condition. Some replacements to tortoiseshell and ivory - this is not distracting. The rosewood veneers with very minor scratches, age craquelure and scuffs consistent with age and use. The bottom of both sides with veneer liftings, which has resulted on the left side with one minor veneer loss. One border moulding detached to one drawer inside on the right handside -this would benefit from being re-attached. Three keys. 


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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).