39: AN ITALIAN RENAISSANCE STYLE WALNUT CABINET ON CHES
AN ITALIAN RENAISSANCE STYLE WALNUT CABINET ON CHEST WITH MARBLE APPLIQUES
Early 20th Century
The broken pediment is supported by acanthus carved scrolls and sits above a cornice of carved demilune patera and a frieze of four carved corbels flanked by red Verona marble cabochons and bevel square cut appliqués. The frieze is supported by turned fluted columns and a pair of locking doors with molded frames and reserves with verte marble beveled appliqué and richly carved bas relief doors of scroll strapwork that supports a cameo of a mythical horse and fish galloping and swimming in the sea. The doors are flanked by carved panes with veined verte marble and conceal a movable shelf. The lower cabinet with molded edge and acanthus corbels with pendant dentils features a frieze drawer with a wonderfully carved lion mask and red Verona marble appliqués. The lower cabinet body features five addition red Verona appliqués surrounding a pair of locking doors with molded frames and hand carved bas relief reserves of elaborately carved swans swimming among the reeds. Raised on a stepped and molded apron with stepped plinth block legs: includes key.
Some shrinkage to upper left door. Minor wear and minor dents to feet and apron. One chip on right lower body lip. 117 ½ x 60 ½ x 25 inches (298.5 x 153.7 x 63.5 cm)