The Fine Sale | 22 November 2017

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Lot no.


Ω A Continental walnut, rosewood, tortoiseshell and ivory cabinet on stand

Sold for £2000

Est: £2000–3000

Ω A Continental walnut, rosewood, tortoiseshell and ivory cabinet on stand, late 17th/ early 18th century, Dutch or Flemish, gilt metal mounted throughout, the gallery with pierced brass inset panels and floral finials, the six drawers beneath decorated with geometric stringing and incised ivory marquetry panels depicting animals and buildings, with tortoiseshell backgrounds, the central door opening to four small drawers and profusely decorated with metal mounts and flanked by tortoiseshell veneered pilasters, on ebonised spherical and gilt metal claw feet, the conforming stand with three false drawer fronts, the incised ivory depicting people and animals, on turned and ebonised legs and stretchers and on turned feet, the cabinet 77cm high, 114cm wide, 40cm deep, the stand 97cm high, 120cm wide, 46cm deep

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Marks, scratches and abrasions comensurate with age and use
Old chips and splits, some small losses and repairs
Old worm holes throughout, some with filler to fill/ disguise
Drawer linings bear old stains and some remanants of wax and possibly another red coloured substance to one drawer (see images)
The rear panels of the cabinet section may be replaced or have been cleaned some time ago. The stand may incorporate later elements or has been restored. The underside of the stand has some later supportive blocks and evidence of re-staining.
The locks appear original but are Lacking key(s). The remaining metal mounts all appear original.
Wear from use of keys to key holes to drawer fronts is in some cases larger than the key hole element of the escutcheons. This may indicate that the escutcheons are replacements or were detached for a length of time
Please refer to additional images for visual reference to condition

The Fine Sale

Wednesday 22 November 2017, 10.00am

Donnington Priory
Oxford Road
RG14 2JE


Sunday 19 November
10am - 2pm
Monday 20 November
9am - 5.30pm
Tuesday 21 November
9.00am - 4.30pm
Day of sale from 8.30am

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Royalty For the portion of the Hammer Price (in Euros)
4.00% up to 50,000
3.00% between 50,000.01 and 200,000
1.00% between 200,000.01 and 350,000
0.50% between 350,000.01 and 500,000
0.25% in excess of 500,000

Invoices will, as usual, be issued in Pounds Sterling. For the purposes of calculating the resale royalty the Pounds Sterling/ Euro rate of exchange will be the European Central Bank reference rate on the day of the sale.