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A Flemish late 17th century pewter and ivory-inlaid and silvered mounted tortoiseshell, ebony and rosewood cabinet on stand. Photo Bonhams

the spreading top above a pair of cabinet doors mounted to each corner by a silvered plaque depicting a female bust flanked by monkeys and scrolling foliage, the fitted architectural interior with trompe l'oeil parquetry floor and mirrored back, flanked by twelve drawers, the two fluted columns hiding secret drawers, the doors inset with verre églomisé painted scenes, above a pull-out slide, the base later with figural supports to the front holding floral garlands, on bun feet joined by a stretcher, 111cm wide, 49cm deep, 176cm high (43.5" wide, 19" deep, 69" high). Estimate: £30,000 - 50,000, US$ 49,000 - 82,000, € 35,000 - 58,000

Bonhams. Fine European Furniture, Sculpture and Works of Art including the Beurdeley collection, 6 Jul 2011, New Bond Street www.bonhams.com