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A Pair of Cabinets by Gillows & Company

H: 54 in / 136 cm | W: 21 in / 53 cm | D: 15 in / 37 cm

Description

In the Etruscan Aesthetic taste, and constructed in a well patinated satinwood, with mahogany crossbanding, and ivory etched panels; each rising from tapering ivory inlaid legs and having stylised 'H' form stretchers with central carved bosses; the aprons having conforming decorated ivory panels; the lockable blind door cabinets with central roundels with putti rising hippocampi, with fielded reserves with running pearl brass beading, with brass paterae at the angles, opening to reveal shelved interiors, and flanked by ivory inset columns; the superstructures having ivory tablets with polychrome decoration in the Etruscan manner with classically robed maidens. Both cabinets are consecutively stamped 'Gillow & Co 3677' & '[…] 3678' respectively.
Circa 1875

REF No. 9042

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