Monumental Renaissance Revival Plaque-Mounted Rosewood Cabinet
ca. 1865, the arched backboard flanked by laurel and brass-carved swags and a recessed platform with a ceramic plaque depicting pheasants, the case with a projecting center door with a copper-clad plaque in the manner of Bertel Thorvaldsen, flanked by gilt-incised wooden columns and larger onyx columns, the side doors with a circular ceramic plaque depicting children at play.
h. 83-1/4", w. 106-1/2", d. 32"
In good refinished and restored condition, with normal shrinkage, mars and indications of age and use.
Solid and very stable.
On the backboard there are a couple chips to the corners of moldings and losses to a few small sections of
moldings at corners, each about 1/4" wide and 1" deep. At one corner there is a repair with filler, about
3/8" wide and 3" long.
A rectilinear plaque may be missing from the backboard just beneath the crest.
There are some areas of loss to rosewood veneer on the deck, now filled and colored in.
The back panels have been replaced with hardwood plywood.
Applied veneer cross-hatching is missing from the center of four of the wooden columns. The losses have
been painted in to mask their absence.