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Antique Cartonier Chest Covered with an exotic display of Specimen Marbles

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  • Description
    Rare English Antique Cartonier Chest Covered with an exotic display of Specimen Marbles

    England c.1770.

    Rare English , Mahogany 18th century English Cabinet of Drawers inlaid with a display of exotic marbles to each drawer - having an unusual secret sliding top for very private articles . This item is directly related to the French Cartonier which was a piece freestanding on an important desk to house serious papers.
    Presumably a gentleman on his "Grand Tour" of the Continent would have on his return commissioned this rather special piece to his own particular taste in the English fashion. Circa 1775.

    Provenance
    Private collection UK
  • More Information
    In the Style of: Grand Tour
    Origin: England
    Period: 18th Century
    Materials: Mahogany, Marble.
    Condition: Excellent.
    Creation Date: 1770's
    Styles / Movements: Traditional
    Incollect Reference #: 351785
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