Description

    AN ITALIAN CARVED RENAISSANCE REVIVAL MICRO MOSAIC INLAID CABINET
    Probably Rome, Italy, circa 1880-1890
    Unmarked
    86 x 41 x 19 inches (218.4 x 104.1 x 48.3 cm)

    The cabinet in two parts, the lower section with stepped base, back panel carved in relief with grotesques and arabesques suspending coat of arms, to either side a sphinx carrying an arched bracket that supports a frieze of micro mosaic panels of floral medallions alternating with birds, a drawer at center, the upper section with central architectural niche of micro mosaic panels of floral and geometric design crowned with gilt metal bust, flanked by two smaller niches each embellished with micro mosaic panels, each niche frames a neo-classical gilt metal figure, above and below outer two niche drawers embellished with carved strap-work relief framing micro mosaic roundel with gilt metal salient head, to either side a pilaster with foliate relief crowned by grotesque mask and foliate frieze, side framed panel with micro mosaic panels surrounding floral boss, below an urn with flowers and above birds in flight amidst flowers.


    Condition Report*:

    in good condition with extensive restoration, nicks and scratches commenurate with age, minor loss to mosaics

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    May, 2010
    26th Wednesday
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