A Flemish 17th century tortoiseshell and ivory inlaid ebony and ebonised cabinet with silk embroidered panels. photo Bonhams

on a later stand, the hinged top opening to reveal a mirror flanked to each side by an embroidered panel, above a pair of doors, the interior fitted with a large drawer, seven small further drawers and a central door, overall decorated with silk embroidered panels depicting birds amidst foliage, the door opening to reveal a parquet floor with mirrors and columns, above a single drawer, on a stand with cabriole legs, with some restorations, 63cm wide, 32.5cm deep, 132cm high (24.5" wide, 12.5" deep, 51.5" high). Sold for £5,040

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