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A Flemish tortoiseshell and ebony cabinet, mid 17th Century.

With a pair of doors enclosing an arrangement of ten drawers grouped around a central architectural cupboard enclosing an arcaded and mirrored interior with the figure of Cupid in the centre, the cupboard doors and each drawer set with a painted copper panel of a mythological scene, including the Triumph of Perseus, Orpheus among the Satyrs and Nymphs and Aurora and Narcissus, with panelled sides and brass carrying handles and a pair of drawers in the base and a slide; now on a George III ebonised stand with square chamfered legs, the whole 168cm by 106cm. The paintings are in the style of Frans Wouters.

Possibly 1690 Schedule: “Household Goods…A Large Ebony Cabinett painted with Landskipps and ffigures on the outside on a Guilt Carv’d fframe”

 

REFERENCE: FUR0871c

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