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A Good Lombardy Bureau Cabinet of the 18th Century

H: 102.5 in / 260 cm  |  W: 47.5 in / 120 cm  |  D: 23 in / 58 cm

Description

Constructed in a well patinated walnut; rising from scrolled feet, supporting a bombe form base with three inset shaped long drawers; the lockable drop front fall encloses two banks of three shaped small drawers with  a sliding well to the centre, having engraved steel hinged supports; the upper part having two candle slides and a pair of doors inset with mercury plate mirrors, which enclose three shelves, surmounted by a shaped cornice; the whole comprehensively decorated with shaped and swept ebonised mouldings. Italian, Circa 1750

Literature

'L'Arte del Legno e del Mobile in Italia' by Silvano Colombo, published by Branante Editrice in 1981 shows on plates 389-394, very similar Lombarby bureaus and bureau cabinets.

See also 'Il Mobile Lombardo' by Andrea Disertori, published De Vecchi Editore 1992 pp 163-199 for similar examples.

REF No. 8835

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