Lot 21: A Goan cedar, ivory and ebony inlaid cabinet on stand , late 17th century

Dreweatts 1759

November 30, 2016
Newbury, United Kingdom

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Description: A Goan cedar, ivory and ebony inlaid cabinet on stand , late 17th century, gilt metal mounted throughout, decorated overall with an ebony strung design of interlacing circular motifs, the design embellished overall with ebony and ivory inlay, the rectangular top above an arrangement of twelve drawers with shaped and pierced escutcheons and handle plates hung with 'rope twist' loop handles, the stand with three further drawersabove an undertier fronted by four plain pilasters and flanked on all four corners by a carved female term figure, each on a turned and a square section pedestal foot, 132cm high, 94cm wide, 51cm deep Provenance: Property from a private collection, London For a closely related example see Amin Jaffer, Luxury Goods from India, The Art of the Indian Cabinet Maker, V Publications, 2002, pages 58-59. This form of cabinet was often made under Portuguese patronage in India. Closely related examples exist in different sizes and various types of decoration. The most distinctive feature of this type of cabinet is the sculptural treatment of the legs. The current example of the body of a woman with a scaled lower body. These have been identified as Hindu snake divinities that are considered auspicious and believed to provide protection from danger. The current example appears particularly unusual in its adoption of the open sided under-tier in comparison to other known examples that most often incorporate a pair of deep drawers that can have a more cumbersome appearance. For related examples see Christies, King Street, London, 31st March 2009, lot 218 (£49,250) and Christies, King Street, London, 10th June 2015, lot 19. Cites Regulations Please note that this lot may be subject to CITES regulations if exported from the EU. The CITES regulations may be found at www.defra.gov.uk/ahvla-en/imports-exports/cites/
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