26 juin 2009

An Italian pietre dure, gilt-bronze-and gilt-copper-mounted mother of pearl inlaid ebony and ebonised cabinet, Florentine, 17th

An Italian pietre dure, gilt-bronze-and gilt-copper-mounted mother of pearl inlaid ebony and ebonised cabinet, Florentine, Grand Ducal Workshop. Second half 17th century the drawer with a mosaic lunette painted in agate in the background of a stylised mother of pearl scallopshell flanked by two gilt-bronze twigs with two cherries carved in red jasper, above a fall-front opening to reveal a pull-out section with three drawers revealing two secret drawers on either side, one with the inscription: repariert 1929 P.J. Euttner,... [Lire la suite]