Flemish Baroque Part-ebonized and Shell-mounted Table Cabinet, 17th/18th century, rectangular, with a central architectural niche door made up of an etched panel of St. George; topped by a panel with an etched cornucopia, and flanked by two bronze maidens, all framed within ripple-cut ebonized moldings and shell panels, enclosing a shelved interior; with rows of four drawers each to either side and topped by a reticulated gallery, on four claw-and-ball feet, further raised on a later trestle table, cabinet ht. to top of galley 32, wd. 45, dp. 13 1/2, table ht. 29 1/2, wd. 47 1/2, dp. 24 in.
Property from the estate of Sir Alasdair Munro of Lindertis, Bt.
Age typical wear throughout. Joints of feet to case repaired, all with worming: one more severe with stripped finish, one talon of another foot not present. Case with scattered worming, nicks, abrasions, some ivory and shell elements lifting from case, with cracks, dryness and some areas of loss (particularly to ivory border of central panel). Rubbing to ebonized molding. Scattered nicks and abrasions to brass elements.
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