Description: elaborately carved, the upper section with a pair of doors enclosing two adjustable shelves above two short drawers, the serpentine base with two short drawers, on cabriole legs and with a shaped stretcher
Dimensions: 179cm. high, 103cm. wide, 64cm. deep; 5ft. 10 1/2 in., 3ft. 4 1/2 in., 2ft 1¼in.
Condition Report: A boldly carved piece overall in reasonable restored condition. The glazed doors and adjustable shelves are a bit sticky due to movement of the timbers. There are minor chips and loses to the carved detail commensurate with age and use. The right side of the cabinet and stand is faded and a stained wash has been applied to the upper section. The upper section is not fixed to the stand though there is evidence of fixing points to the top of the stand. Overall with minor old marks and scratches, notably to the top of the stand where the cabinet has moved, consistent with age and use. Please note this piece is made from an exotic hardwood and not walnut as stated in the printed catalogue.
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