North African Hardwood Cabinet
late 19th century, the pierced crest and diamond- and arch-carved frieze over two tiers of three open shelves, backed by carved panels and fronted by arched openings, the lower section of canted form and above a conforming frieze fitted with a central drawer flanked to either side by a pierced panel, joined by a carved back and arched openings to a lower shelf, raised on bracket feet, the whole with traditional accents of inlaid bone and mother-of-pearl patterns and pierced ball-and-spindle patterns.
h. 90-1/2", w. 47-1/2", d. 22-1/2"
In overall good condition. The piece exhibits wear, mars, losses and past repairs, shrinkage and some
shrinkage cracks consistent with age and use.
The top gallery is missing a fretwork element in the front. On one side of the top, all the upper fretwork
elements are lacking.
There are some scattered losses to the mother-of-pearl inlay, most notably a few missing circular "dots";
about five points to stars from the top, and two from the lower shelf.
There is a triangular loss to one of the panels in the upper section, about 2" wide and tapering to a point
over about 8".
On the base, there is a break/split in one of the pendants with accompanying loss to the inlay. That
pendant is on one of the sides/returns of the case.