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A Flemish 17th century gilt-metal and brass-mounted, ivory-inlaid tortoiseshell, rosewood, ebony and ebonised cabinet on stand. Photo Bonhams

the rectangular moulded top above a central drawer with balustrade balcony, the architectural façade with ten drawers arranged around a central pair of cupboard doors with tapering square columns each surmounted by female bust capitals, enclosing a fitted arcaded interior of twelve drawers, with trompe l'oeil parquetry and mirrors, above a further drawer and stepped plinth, the stand with simulated drawers, on square tapering supports, joined by a lower shelf inlaid with geometrical pattern, on bun feet, 130cm wide, 50cm deep, 169cm high (51" wide, 19.5" deep, 66.5" high).  Estimate: £15,000 - 20,000, US$ 25,000 - 33,000, € 17,000 - 23,000

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