Offered by: Mayfair Gallery
39 South Audley Street London W1K 2PP , England Call Seller 44.207.491.3435


Pair of Victorian period amboyna cabinets with Sèvres style porcelain plaques

$ 70,000
  • Description
    Pair of Victorian period amboyna cabinets with Sèvres style porcelain plaques
    English, late 19th Century
    Height 108cm, width 77cm, depth 47cm

    This unusual and superbly crafted pair of cabinets are made from ormolu mounted amboyna wood, and are decorated with painted porcelain plaques in the Rococo style.

    Each cabinet is supported by four tapered feet with ormolu mounts. The top and bottom of each cabinet features protruding canted corners adorned with Neoclassical mounts, including rosettes, foliate scrolls and womanly-formed figures. A scrolled gilt bronze and Sèvres bleu celeste porcelain frieze runs around the top entablature, decorated further with gilt foliate detailing.

    The doors feature gilt bronze beading and a geometrical marquetry border, while the sides of the cabinets are similarly decorated. On the front of each cabinet is a large oval-shaped porcelain plaque, matching the Sèvres style upper frieze. Each plaque is painted with an 18th century Rococo style scene, surrounded by an ormolu-mounted laurel wreath frame and tied ribbon. Both paintings depict figures and animals in a charming countryside landscape.

    The cabinets each feature a lockable door, opening to reveal a cupboard with two shelves. The inside lockplate of each cabinet is signed 'Hobbs & Co. / London'.
  • More Information
    Origin: England
    Period: 19th Century
    Materials: Wood, ormolu, porcelain.
    Creation Date: Late 19th Century
    Styles / Movements: Victorian
    Dealer Reference #: 16489
    Incollect Reference #: 444730
  • Dimensions
    W. 30.31 in; H. 42.52 in; D. 18.5 in;
    W. 77 cm; H. 108 cm; D. 47 cm;
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Mayfair Gallery is a leading gallery in the field of art and antiques, holding a large collection of unique pieces for sale. The breadth of the gallery’s collection is wide, and includes items from a range of periods, styles and geographical origins, as well as works by famous artists and craftsmen. The main focus of the gallery’s collection is, however, on items produced during the 19th and early 20th century.

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