A German gilt-bronze mounted tulipwood, ebony, fruitwood and brass inlaid marquetry table à écrire
the hinged top mounted with a late 16th century South German marquetry panel opening to reveal a mirror to the underside flanked by two brass inlaid figures and a velvet lined writing surface, above a door with a panel depicting a landscape with architectural elements including a font with a brass inlaid triton, the inside panel with a military camp in a landscape, opening to reveal two shelves, the reverse with a brass inlaid on ebony medallion surrounded by trophies and inset on a trellis panel
78cm. high, 48cm. wide, 33cm. deep: 2ft. 6 1/2in, 1ft 7in, 1ft. 1in
Sir Alfred Chester Beatty Collection, Baroda House, Kensington, London;
Purchased from Partridge Fine Art, London, 1975.