Lapis Lazuli Early Seventeenth Century Italian ( Roman Cabinet )
Lapis Lazuli Early Seventeenth Century Italian ( Roman Cabinet )
Lapis Lazuli Early Seventeenth Century Italian ( Roman Cabinet )

Lapis Lazuli Early Seventeenth Century Italian ( Roman Cabinet )

c. 1620 Italy

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Rare Early Seventeenth Century Italian( Roman )Crocuswood Table Cabinet of Architectural Form decorated with mainly Lapis Lazuli , Semi Precious Stones , and other rare Marbles .
The cabinet which would have been used for the storage of precious items has many secret sliding panels which when open reveal a selection of hidden drawers which are also veneered in more marbles and stones .The most important feature is the Centre Revolving Door which reveals a circular Revolving Vestibule adorned with Marble Columns and a Parquetry Floor .The inside ceiling is decorated with Gilt Metal- copying heavenly stars , and extremely rare Hanging Rock Crystal Drapery . This fine Baroque Cabinet is adorned with Original Gilt Metal Mounts highlighting its self importance .
Very Good
The Right Honorable.the Earl of Feversham Duncombe Park , Yorkshire
Grosvenor House Fair 2004.See Catalogue Page 128
There are similar cabinets in the Capitoline Museum ( Rome )each without doors and one other at Stourhead which was made for the Pope suggesting the importance of this one .
Dimensions
Height 54.00 cm (21.26 inches)
Width 85.00 cm (33.46 inches)
Depth 37.00 cm (14.57 inches)
Medium
Precious Stones
Signed/Inscribed
Illegible writing on rear of several drawers " fecit and scrawled unreconisable name "
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