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An ebony, mahogany, tinted horn, bone veneer cabinet, with marble, mother-of-pearl and bone inlays, Antwerp, second half of the 17th century and later | Cabinet en placage d'ébène, acajou, corne teintée, incrustations de poudre de marbre, nacre et os, Anvers, seconde moitié du XVIIeme siècle et postérieur

Collection Antony Embden | Trésors de la Renaissance

An ebony, mahogany, tinted horn, bone veneer cabinet, with marble, mother-of-pearl and bone inlays, Antwerp, second half of the 17th century and later | Cabinet en placage d'ébène, acajou, corne teintée, incrustations de poudre de marbre, nacre et os, Anvers, seconde moitié du XVIIeme siècle et postérieur

An ebony, mahogany, tinted horn, bone veneer cabinet, with marble, mother-of-pearl and bone inlays, Antwerp, second half of the 17th century and later | Cabinet en placage d'ébène, acajou, corne teintée, incrustations de poudre de marbre, nacre et os, Anvers, seconde moitié du XVIIeme siècle et postérieur

An ebony, mahogany, tinted horn, bone veneer cabinet, with marble, mother-of-pearl and bone inlays, Antwerp, second half of the 17th century and later


with twelve drawers and two doors in front, with six small drawers inside; with scagliola foliage and mother-of-pearl inlays; the base using ancient elements, later addition; amourette veneer stretcher with geometric motives


Height 52¾ in. (total); Height 23⅔ in. (cabinet); width 40 in; prof 16½ in.

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Cabinet en placage d'ébène, acajou, corne teintée, incrustations de poudre de marbre, nacre et os, Anvers, seconde moitié du XVIIeme siècle et postérieur


ouvrant à douze tiroirs et deux vantaux en façade, avec six petits tiroirs à l'intérieur; à décor de rinceaux feuillagés en scagliole et incrustations de nacre; reposant sur un piètement postérieur réutilisant des éléments anciens; montants en bois d'époque sculpté et doré; entretoise en placage d'amourette à motifs géométriques 


Haut. 134 cm (total); haut. 60 cm (cabinet); larg. 102 cm, prof. 42 cm

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The illustrations are accurate. Good overall condition despite the inevitable scratches, loose and chips due to age and use. Some tinted horn missing on the upper part of the gallery. Some bone elements missing also. One side with a lifting on the lower part and missing elements to the marquetery. Some wear and large chips to the gilding of the feet, which are regilded on places. Traces of old and inactive woodworm. 


In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.