A Spanish tortoiseshell and ivory inlaid ebony ebonies rosewood and marquetry cabinet on a stand with the Royal Arms of Castile and Leon.
The upper section with a pediment inlaid with a double headed eagle surmounted by a crown, above a pierced metal gallery cast with masks amongst scrolling foliage, with turned finials above a central cupboard door, inlaid with the coat of arms of Castile and Léon flanked by turned columns opening to reveal a recess, flanked on either side by four drawers, with raised panels depicting huntsmen in landscape with a further drawer below the door, with a moulded apron on claw and ball feet, the sides inlaid with a diaper motif with heart shaped cartouches with scrolling foliage at the angles, on a breakfront stand with three frieze drawers on square tapering legs joined by shaped stretchers on inverted tassel feet; restorations to internal cupboard.
Spanish ; Mid-Late 18th Century
Dimensions of cabinet only:
128cm. high, 163cm. wide, 32cm. deep; 4ft. 2¼in., 5ft. 4in., 1ft. ½in. stand 83cm. high, 176cm. wide, 52cm. deep; 2ft. 8½in., 5ft. 9¼in., 1ft. 8½in.
Provenance: Sotheby's ; Haute Epoque Sale , Lot: 181.
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