Table Cabinet

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Object Name: 
Table Cabinet
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Overall H: 46 cm, W: 41 cm
On Display
about 1730-1740
Primary Description: 
Opaque white glass; enameled; wood, metal. Ebonized (black- painted) wood cabinet of rectangular section with bell-shaped top, molded base, and central recession holding three drawers; the recession flanked with drawers; mounted with 24 enameled opaque white glass plaques, framed with (mid-19th century) floral-stamped gilt metal borders: sides of the cabinet with arched glass panels decorated with female figures seated on shell-backed thrones, and bearing the arms of France beneath a coronet, the corners set with curved plaques decorated with realistically enameled floral sprays; the plaques on the front of the cabinet, on the recessed central drawers, (on the drawers above and below the recession, and on the top decorated with rustic scenes; (mid 19th-century) gilt metal pulls on the drawers flanking the recession; sliding wood bars lock the side, top and bottom drawers; the top of the cabinet and a section of molding slide to the right to reveal a rectangular parchment (or paper) and silk-lined rectangular compartment; an arched door was originally on the front of the cabinet, covering the recessed drawers.
Sotheby-Parke-Bernet, Source
Recent Important Acquisitions, 23 (1981) illustrated, p. 94, #11; BIB# AI98083
Catalogue of English and Continental Glass (1980-06-30) lot #195; BIB# 15777