10 juillet 2011

An Italian ormolu-mounted, specimen hardston, tortoiseshell and ebony cabinet-on-stand. circa 1700, probably Florence

An Italian  ormolu-mounted, specimen hardston, tortoiseshell and ebony cabinet-on-stand. circa 1700, probably Florence, embellished circa 1860 when the stand was constructed. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2011 Pewter-strung throughout, the pediment with central female figure flanked by putti above an architectural facade, with eight drawers and three concealed internal drawers, inlaid with specimen stones including diaspri di Sicilia, jaspé du Mont Blanc, rouge griotte, alabastro fiorito, flame agate and lapiz... [Lire la suite]
10 juillet 2011

A pair of Spanish ormolu-mounted tortoiseshell, ebony and ebonished cabinets-on-stands

A pair of Spanish ormolu-mounted tortoiseshell, ebony and ebonished cabinets-on-stands. The cabinets late 17th century-early 18th century, yje stands late 19th century. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2011 Each with galleried pediment above ten drawers about a central hinged niche flanked by Solomonic columns, enclosing a fitted compartment with central architectural panel flanked by mirrors, on claw-and-ball feet, one marked to the reverse 'Galart' in ink, the pediments, feet and some mounts 19th century additions; the stands each... [Lire la suite]
08 juillet 2010

An Italian 18th century silver-mounted ivory inlaid ebony and ebonised triptych cabinet on stand

An Italian 18th century silver-mounted ivory inlaid ebony and ebonised triptych cabinet on stand. photo Bonhams the arched top surmounted by a central flowering urn, flanked to the sides by seated figures, above a pair of cupboard doors inlaid with panels depicting mythological scenes and figures within scrolling foliage, the interior opening to reveal a mirrored back and sides flanked by columns above steps and a parquet floor, fitted with twelve small drawers, above a pull-out writing slide, on turned column supports... [Lire la suite]
09 octobre 2009

The March Family Offer the Magnificient Cucci Cabinet

Alexandra Robinson stands next to a 17th century Louis XIV cabinet-on-stand, make by Italian furniture master Domenico Cucci, on display at the auction house in London. (AP Photo/Sang Tan) LONDON.- A magnificent Louis XIV cabinet-on-stand attributed to Domenico Cucci (1635-1704) and the Gobelins workshop, circa 1665-1675, is expected to realize in the region of £4 million when it is offered by The March Family at Christie’s sale of 500 Years: Decorative Arts Europe on Thursday December 10, 2009. This exceptionally rare work... [Lire la suite]