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A Pair of Porcelain-Mounted Pier Cabinets

H: 44.5 in / 112 cm  |  W: 28.5 in / 72 cm  |  D: 15 in / 37 cm

Description

The English-made side cabinets with fixed-shelved interior constructed from rare amboyna with purpleheart crossbanding and boxwood stringing; each supported on ormolu-mounted oblate feet, the rounded corners with faux-fluted pilasters and bronze ribbons also featured on the central lockable doors set with two hand-painted oval porcelain plaques on bleu celeste ground showing female portrait busts; a further floral painted porcelain panel set within the frieze of each cabinet.
English, circa 1860

Literature

Christopher Payne. 19th century European furniture. Antique Collector's Club, 2013, p. 279 (illus.), showing a side cabinet possibly made en-suite.

REF No. 9424

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