An Italian 18th century silver-mounted ivory inlaid ebony and ebonised triptych cabinet on stand. photo Bonhams

the arched top surmounted by a central flowering urn, flanked to the sides by seated figures, above a pair of cupboard doors inlaid with panels depicting mythological scenes and figures within scrolling foliage, the interior opening to reveal a mirrored back and sides flanked by columns above steps and a parquet floor, fitted with twelve small drawers, above a pull-out writing slide, on turned column supports mounted with silver flower-heads, on square bracket feet joined by an 'X'-frame carved acanthus stretcher, on small tapering feet, 65.5cm wide, 15.5cm deep, 162.5cm high (25.5" wide, 6" deep, 63.5" high). Sold for £5,040

Bonhams. Fine Continental Furniture, Sculpture and Works of Art, 7 Jul 2010. New Bond Street www.bonhams.com