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A Flemish boulle marquetry pewter-inlaid tortoiseshell cabinet-on-stand, early 18th Century.

With an arrangement of drawers and a central cupboard inlaid with battle scenes and martial trophies flanked by columns and bearing the coat of arms of the Counts of Salazar de Velasco, a title created in 1592.

The stand re-constructed in the early 19th Century, with spirally turned tortoiseshell columns and a mirrored back, 215 cm high, 108 cm wide.

Attributed to Henri Van Soest (1659-1726), one of the last great marchand-ébénistes in Antwerp.

The cabinet was part of a bequest to William, 5th Marquess of Exeter (1876-1956), from his aunt Baroness Newlands, a sister of his father the 4th Marquess.


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