19th C Italian Marquetry Table Cabinet, Bovine Bone Inlay Roman Figures
We are offering a Sorrento ware inlaid table top box with drawers,
This wonderfully intricate mid 19th century table cabinet is made of
a beautiful light wood and inlaid with bovine bone. The cabinet comes
with its original working key to securely close and open its door. On the
front door there are two decorative scrimshaw panels of two Roman
male figures. On the interior door, there is a Roman Goddess done
in scrimshaw as well.
The drawers were later fitted with padded fabric, c.1901. This cabinet
comes with a paper dated 1901 provenance in French, stating Mrs.
Loture left this Italian cabinet to a Mrs. Lemoine.
Translation of the provenance slip: (french to english)
incrustations 9’ bone
souvenir of Mrs. Loture
bequeathed at Mrs. Lemoine
Height: 14 1/2"
Depth: 8 3/4"
This 19thc. table cabinet is in solid condition and comes with its original key. The cabinet
opens and closes securely. In the bottom of the front door, there’s a gap caused by age
shrinkage. All drawers open and close smoothly and are in sound condition. Only one
small tear to the interior red fabric. The piece has small pieces of missing bone inlay
throughout. The top of the box's wood has a piece of inlay peeling due to shrinkage.
There are also a couple of places where the wood has chipped on corners
Please see all photos for complete description.
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