SCAGLIOLA FLORENTINE CABINET

SCAGLIOLA FLORENTINE CABINET

 

ORIGIN : ITALY
PERIOD : 17th CENTURY

 

Height : 73 cm
Length : 63.5 cm
Depth : 40 cm

 

Good state of preservation

 

 

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17th century cabinet with two doors, three drawers on the front, surmonted by an upper part in the shape of a decorated dome, hiding a secret.

This small cabinet is in blackened pear wood, entirely inlaid with precious scagliola slabs in imitation of the inlays of various marble : Verona red, rose de Clarté, Siena yellow, Flanders black, Sainte Anne gray…  

The two leaves on the front reveal ten drawers inlaid with scagliola slabs. In the center, a small door, with an architectural motif, opens and reveals in a central niche, a series of six small secret drawers.

This precious and refined cabinet rests on five hemispherical feet carved with scrolled foliage. It was intended to serve as a receptacle of precious and intimate objects.