An Italian mid-19th century black and gilt Japanned and painted cabinet on stand, Venice or Rome, re-using an earlier cabinet. photo Bonhams

the rectangular parcel-gilt top above a pair of cupboard doors decorated with pagodas and Oriental figures, opening to reveal an architectural interior with balustrade balcony, niches and arrangement of drawers fronted with panels depicting landscapes with animals and figures dressed in typical costumes, the sides decorated with flowers, on a later base with butterflies and foliage, on scrolling legs, 112cm wide, 47cm deep, 142cm high (44" wide, 18.5" deep, 55.5" high). Sold for £18,000

Bonhams. Fine European Furniture, Sculpture and Works of Art including the Beurdeley collection. New Bond Street, 6 Jul 2011 at 14:00