Monthly Archives: September 2016

New In – A Fine 17th Century #Flemish #Tortoiseshell & Ebony Chest On Stand

Flemish Chest On Stand
Flemish Chest On Stand

A fine late 17th Century Flemish cabinet on stand. The red-stained tortoiseshell with ebony, moulded cornice and ormolu gallery, above a paneled drawer and door enclosing a fitted, perspectived interior with a mirrored colonnade and chequered floor in ivory, and flanked by cabochon-moulded drawers.  There is ivory string work throughout and one can see the original colour of the rosewood panels by comparing the inside central door to the outside, where it is sun bleached. This piece retains its original ormolu cabinet fittings, the base is later and there have been restorations and replacements over the past three hundred odd years. . .

This brilliantly-coloured Flemish cabinet is typical of the highly intricate pieces to have come out of Flanders in the baroque period. It could very easily sit comfortable in a contemporary room scheme as a conversation piece. . .

c.1680

Measures: 168cm high x 100cm wide x 50cm deep

Flemish Chest On Stand
Flemish Cabinet
Flemish Chest On Stand

New In – A Large Early 19th Century #Venetian #Chandelier

Venetian Chandelier
Venetian Chandelier

An early 19th Century cut & blown glass Venetian chandelier of large proportions. With barley twist arms, moulded fluted drip pans, baluster, swags and lemon cut drops. With canopy and silvered receiver dish. With six down-swept arms and six up-swept arms. The glass has a wonderful grey tint to it, suggesting its lead content. . .

c.1830. . .

Measures: 140cm high x 100cm diameter

Venetian Chandelier
Venetian Chandelier