Antique Continental Marquetry Cabinet on Stand
A superb marquetry inlaid cabinet on stand, believed to date from the 18th Century and originate from Continental Europe, most likely Dutch or Italian. The cabinet contains 9 drawers, arranged as 11 drawer fronts however two of the drawers double up into wider or deeper drawers. The top section of the cabinet lifts off the stand, held in place by small wooden pegs. The bottom two drawers are fixed to the frame of the stand but can be unscrewed.
The drawers are all lined with a red marbled paper and have two small ebonised turned knobs. The knobs are not original but have been on the cabinet a long time.
The whole cabinet is covered in an intricate floral marquetry using a variety of different woods including olivewood, fruitwood and walnut. The same symmetrical floral pattern of leaves and foliage is repeated on the front, sides and top. The back of the cabinet is also decorated with a simpler marquetry design.
The stand is later than the cabinet itself and is made of mahogany. It is good quality, well made and displays the cabinet well but is not original.
It is in good condition for its age. There is a split in the back of the cabinet and there have been some historic repairs and a few small replacement pieces of wood (see photos) but no major damages. There are minor losses and some fading but nothing detrimental and it displays beautifully - a real eye catching statement piece.
Approximate Measurements :
Height : 42" (107cm)
Width : 27" (69cm)
Depth : 15 1/2" (39cm)
Height of Stand : 22" (56cm)
The best description comes from the photos so please look at them all carefully and if you have any questions please ask.
Free local delivery within 10 miles of Ashburton, Devon. London £50. Nationwide delivery available, please get in touch for an accurate quote.