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An exceptional Gothic Revival ebony and rosewood cabinet, unknown workshop in the greater Ghent area, 19th C.

This lot was sold on 2022-06-26 and is no longer available

H 158 x L 108 x D 48 cm

- The black-lacquered part has natural aging and cracking, mainly to the front side of the door.
- A visible tension crack of ca. 10 cm to the back right leg.
- Some light wood carvings are missing to the decorative parts on the inside of the cabinet.
- The first drawer has peeling tortoise shell decoration and the left handle is missing.

Magnificent historicism or Gothic Revival secretary-cabinet, made of ebony and rosewood, veneered and partly carved in relief, as well as inlays made of different precious woods. We also find marquetry made of engraved brass using the so-called Boulle technique. The cabinet is composed of a straight, high-rectangular body, flanked by wide, sloping corner pilaster strips with female caryatids and lush flowers in raised relief on a wide frame made of rolled volutes and stylized paw feet with mascarons.

There are four secret doors on the side. The writing tablet on the front can be folded down and rest on the two doors beelow, with elaborate inlaid decoration made of different floral arrangements.
Behind the doors are four drawers with a rich Boulle decoration of lavish leaf volutes, herms placed against each other and various putti.

Behind the central tablet however, we find the true beauty of this exceptional piece of furniture. Architecturally designed interior divisions with Gothic arches, inlaid coat of arms motifs and various noblemen and -women.


Estimate: € 8000 - € 12000