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Rosewood cabinets mounted with pietre dure and inlaid with ebony, on Regency stands

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An image of Furniture/cabinet on stand. Rosewood cabinet, mounted with pietre dure, and inlaid with ebony. On a Regency mahogany and parcel-gilt stand. One of a pair. Unknown, maker, Italy, Rome, Tatham, Charles Heathcote, designer, possibly (British, 1772-1842). The cabinet is of 'architectural' form. The upper part has pediments and drawers, and has a central cupboard which encloses a fitted interior with an arcaded alcove. The pediments are surmounted by classical figures and putti, who stand flanked by female figures, with summer and autumn attributes. The cabinet is inset with panels of lapis lazuli, agate, quartz, and various Roman marbles. The pilasters are formed of four gilt bronze standing figures, with gilt bronze capitals with rams heads, on plinths supported by four gilt bronze crowned eagles. The stand is on lion paw feet, and has a moulded top and gadrooned edge above a central frieze, with Greek key decoration, above two parcel gilt caryatid supports with floral drop swags. On the back panel is a central plaque, with a female mask, centrered by gilt wood sun rays. Overall height 222 cm, width 92 cm, depth 43.5 cm, cabinet circa 1625, stand first quarter 19th century. Baroque. Production Note: They were made for a member of the Roman Borghese family about 1625, and were later mounted on English neo-classical stands and displayed as Grand Tour trophies in the Long Gallery at Castle Howard.

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Furniture/cabinet on stand. Rosewood cabinet, mounted with pietre dure, and inlaid with ebony. On a Regency mahogany and parcel-gilt stand. One of a pair. Unknown, maker, Italy, Rome, Tatham, Charles Heathcote, designer, possibly (British, 1772-1842). The cabinet is of 'architectural' form. The upper part has pediments and drawers, and has a central cupboard which encloses a fitted interior with an arcaded alcove. The pediments are surmounted by classical figures and putti, who stand flanked by female figures, with summer and autumn attributes. The cabinet is inset with panels of lapis lazuli, agate, quartz, and various Roman marbles. The pilasters are formed of four gilt bronze standing figures, with gilt bronze capitals with rams heads, on plinths supported by four gilt bronze crowned eagles. The stand is on lion paw feet, and has a moulded top and gadrooned edge above a central frieze, with Greek key decoration, above two parcel gilt caryatid supports with floral drop swags. On the back panel is a central plaque, with a female mask, centrered by gilt wood sun rays. Overall height 222 cm, width 92 cm, depth 43.5 cm, cabinet circa 1625, stand first quarter 19th century. Baroque. Production Note: They were made for a member of the Roman Borghese family about 1625, and were later mounted on English neo-classical stands and displayed as Grand Tour trophies in the Long Gallery at Castle Howard.

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  • Camera: NIKON D800
  • Photographer name: Michael Jones
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  • Fnumber: 11/1
  • Captured: 2016:08:08 11:22:21

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