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A Goanese marquetry cabinet on stand, all over decorated in contrasting rosewood and ivory veneers with geometric radiating patterns, the upper section with ten small drawers modelled as twelve drawers with decorative pierced key escutcheons and gilt metal handles, the lower section with two further short drawers and a single long deep drawer, all similarly decorated, on legs carved as mermaids, 36" wide.
Sold for £33,450
A fine and interesting Regency mahogany ‘Social’ table’ with a brass inlaid border and a cellarette central section. This table may be compared to a design for a "social" table published in the "Cabinet Maker's Book of Prices", second edition 1793, plate 22, as designed by George Hepplewhite.
Sold for £31,720
An Italian ebony pietra dura and gilt metal cabinet, the upper section with a central architectural arched panel decorated with a pietra dura panel of a parrot amongst fruit and foliage, flanked by two gilt metal capped columns and an arrangement of pietra dura simulated drawers within ripple moulding, the front opening in two parts to reveal a shelved interior
Provenance: This cabinet appears to have been lot 293 in the 1949 auction of the contents at Wentworth Woodhouse, the sale by order of Earl Fitzwilliam's Wentworth Estate Company conducted by Henry Spencer & Sons of Retford.
Sold for £80,500