A rare and of fine quality, late XVII Century Flemish European ormolu mounted ebony and red tortoiseshell cabinet on stand, of architectural form, crowned with an architectural, galleried pediment. Below: two central finely decorated doors opening to reveal a nonsuch faux architectural interior, with bone and tortoiseshell 'tiled' floor, mirrored panels and hand painted back panel depicting a fountain in a garden, surrounded by ten further drawers over a brushing slide and standing upon spiral fluted columns with bun feet. The central cabinet and drawers each with cabochon panels. This brilliantly-coloured Flemish cabinet is typical of the highly intricate pieces to have come out of Flanders in the baroque period. The fashion for black furniture here, with ebonised details, but relieved by gilt-metal mounts and red-stained tortoiseshell. This piece retains its original ormolu cabinet fittings, mirror glass and sprung locks. The cabinet has been painstakingly restored and is vibrant with a wonderful sheen.
Measures: 194cm high x 123cm wide x 46cm deep
Stock Code ET03926
Retail Price £30,000