A STRIKING EARLY 19TH CENTURY SPANISH EBONIZED FRUITWOOD, ROSEWOOD, IVORY AND TORTOICE SHELL CABINET.
The cabinet is raised on its original base with six beautiful square tapered legs decorated by a delicate ivory inlay on tortoice shell.
The cabinet has one door and fifteen drawers.
The central door is flanked by two impressive tortoice shell columns centered by a stunning portrait of Isabelle of Castilla (1451-1504) Queen of Spain, who gave personnal protection to Christopher Columbus for his journey to the new world.
It opens to reveal additional hidden drawers.
The fifteen drawers all display beautiful ivory marquetry depicting detailed scenes of the discovery of the
Americas by Christopher Colombus in 1492 in addition to a most unique tortoice shell inlay.
The eight outer drawers also display elegant pierced gilt bronze keyhole escutcheons.
Above is the most decorative ormolu gallery separated by block reserves, whilst the side panels are decorated by a unique wooden marquetry with ebonized fruitwood filets.
The majestic top crown features a remarkable portrait of Christopher Colombus surrounded by a finely detailed floral inlay.
Dimensions: 235H x 180WL x 55D cm
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