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Antique Lapis Lazuli Early Seventeenth Century Italian (Roman Cabinet)

Origin Italy
Period Pre 18th Century
Dimensions
W. 33.46 in; H. 21.26 in; D. 14.57 in;
W. 84.99 cm; H. 54 cm; D. 37.01 cm;
Condition Good. Very Good.
Creation Date 1620
Description Italy c.1620.

Rare Early Seventeenth Century Italian (Roman) Crocuswood Table Cabinet of Architectural Form decorated with mainly Lapis Lazuli, Semi Precious Stones, and other rare Marbles.
The cabinet which would have been used for the storage of precious items has many secret sliding panels which when open reveal a selection of hidden drawers which are also veneered in more marbles and stones. The most important feature is the Centre Revolving Door which reveals a circular Revolving Vestibule adorned with Marble Columns and a Parquetry Floor. The inside ceiling is decorated with Gilt Metal- copying heavenly stars , and extremely rare Hanging Rock Crystal Drapery . This fine Baroque Cabinet is adorned with Original Gilt Metal Mounts highlighting its self importance.

Provenance
The Right Honorable. The Earl of Feversham Duncombe Park, Yorkshire.

Literature: There are similar cabinets in the Capitoline Museum (Rome) each without doors and one other at Stourhead which was made for the Pope suggesting the importance of this one.

Signed: Illegible writing on rear of several drawers "fecit and scrawled unreconisable name".
Styles / Movements Traditional
Incollect Reference Number 346739
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