early 17th century miniature table cabinet

Early 17th century miniature table cabinet.



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This is an extremely rare piece of furniture of great quality, it is dated 1623 beneath the image of the lady, and the initials (partly erased) HM beneath the man.
These initials are repeated above the central drawer.
The doors, top and sides all with ivory line inlaid panels of stylised flowers, the doors enclosing an arrangement of panelled small drawers, the central deep drawers with ivory inlaid urn of flowers and portico cresting to the drawer above, the inside of the doors inlaid in ivory with a full length portrait of a man and a lady within arched surround.
Continental, most likely Flemish, it is almost certain that this masterpiece was made to commemorate the wedding of the two people depicted on the doors and as a gift to the bride.
The large central drawer has a secret sliding compartment, which when opened contains a mother of pearl gaming token.
DIMENSIONS: 8 inches wide (closed) 16 inches wide (open), 6 inches tall, 4.75 inches deep.
PROVENANCE: a long standing French Collection.
Internal Ref: 9296


Height = 15 cm (6")
Width = 20 cm (8")
Depth = 12 cm (5")

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