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Rare Antwerp travel cabinet from the 17th century.
Externally an elegant structure in ebony and blackened wood with chiseled and gilded bronze profiles and handles; opening the flap reveals the real spectacle: an architectural set of nine drawers (the drawer at the bottom is a false double drawer) covered with inlays of red scales and ivory fillets with a central colonnade of two columns respectively inlaid with red tortoiseshell and two enamelled copper columns in imitation of lapis lazuli. The two central columns frame a theater with a checkerboard floor in ebony and ivory and a mirror background.
The columns have magnificent Corinthian capitals in gilded copper.
Born during the Renaissance, the cabinet will become in the 17th century an essential piece of furniture, demonstrating the wealth of its owner and containing his treasures. In Flanders, the hard stones used in Italy not being available, we mainly use tortoiseshell from the colonies; in this rare case, enameled copper is used to imitate lapis lazuli.
W cm 63
D cm 30
H cm 39
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Antichità San Felice takes care of organizing the packaging, home delivery and all the administrative formalities related to the shipment.
Antichità San Felice works with several service providers selected for their professionalism, in order to ensure delivery of works of art in the best conditions.
For the packaging of the goods, we involve craftsmen who were responsible for the construction of custom-made wooden crates.
For transport, depending on the case, we involve the most suitable service provider.
All shipments from Antichità San Felice are covered by value insurance. It is important to note that the Customer must indicate on the dispatch note any reservations upon receipt of the object, in order to be able to bring the insurance into play.
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