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Antique Cartonier Chest Covered with an exotic display of Specimen Marbles

Origin England
Period 18th Century
Materials Mahogany, Marble.
Condition Excellent.
Creation Date 1770's
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
Styles / Movements Traditional
Incollect Reference Number 351785
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