Description: in contre-partie, the eared black Belgian marble top above a cabinet door with allegorical figures of Wisdom and Religion under a curtained baldaquin, with shaped apron
Dimensions: 127cm. high, 103.5cm. deep, 53cm. deep; 4ft. 2in., 3ft. 5in., 1ft. 9in.
Condition Report: A very attractive cabinet in country house condition. The brass mounts are slightly tarnished throughout and may benefit from cleaning according to taste. There are two losses to the brass strung inlay to the bottom of the left hand return, with two further losses to the right return. The central door panel with some lifting to the tortoiseshell inlay and a few minor scattered losses. The brass to the front door has some evidence of minor lifting. The door may therefore benefit form some light workshop attention according to taste. The base of the front with one loss to the brass inlay. The marble top with some scuffs and scratches. With old marks and scratches commensurate with age and use.
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Provenance: Purchased by Charles Pierrepont, 3rd Earl Manvers for Thoresby Hall circa 1870 during the renovation of the house by Anthony Salvin;
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Thence by descent.