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Travel cabinet in ebony, silver and engraved ivory nets, Milan circa 1620
Travel cabinet in ebony, silver and engraved ivory nets, Milan circa 1620 - Furniture Style Louis XIII Travel cabinet in ebony, silver and engraved ivory nets, Milan circa 1620 -
Ref : 99505
5 900 €
Period :
17th century
Provenance :
Italia-Milano
Medium :
Ebony Ivory
Dimensions :
l. 26.77 inch X H. 14.17 inch X P. 14.17 inch
Furniture  - Travel cabinet in ebony, silver and engraved ivory nets, Milan circa 1620
Franck Baptiste Provence

French Regional and Parisian furniture


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Travel cabinet in ebony, silver and engraved ivory nets, Milan circa 1620

Travel cabinet in ebony veneer inlaid with engraved ivory fillets opening with a flap on the front.
He discovers an interior with ten drawers and a central niche.
The drawers and the niche decorated with ivory fillets engraved on an ebony background.
Side carrying handles.
Beautiful quality of very black ebony wood with brown veins.

Beautiful state of conservation, small gaps.

Work from Northern Italy, Milan region around 1620.

Dimensions:

Height: 36cm; Width: 68cm; Depth: 36 cmOur opinion:

The origin of this type of ebony veneer cabinet is Dutch.
Some craftsmen from the Netherlands left around 1600 to work in Italy, among them we can cite Théodore de Voghel, employed at the Royal Armory of Naples and who made a few small cabinets of this type, some of which are kept in the San Martino museum in the city.
However, the iconography of our cabinet with its characteristic foliage and has to be compared to Milanese productions.
A true court object, the cabinet no longer calls on a single carpenter, but on ivory engravers, painters and other goldsmiths for the mounts.
The state of conservation of our copy and its preciousness make it a fairly rare object on the market.

Very similar model and from the same workshop at the Metropolitan Museum in New York. (Photo)

Franck Baptiste Provence

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Cabinet & Chest Louis XIII