Width: 48 1/2" 123cm
Depth: 17 3/4" 45cm
The upper section with a central cupboard, with a convex mirror and painted decoration, flanked by smaller grille-fronted cupboards which are framed by columns with further painted decorated.
The lower section has a ‘D’ shaped satinwood top with mahogany cross banding above a central fall front cupboard door which is flanked by two convex shaped hinged doors. Each door with amaranth spindles and mahogany cross- banding.
The cabinet supported on square cut legs which are united by a satinwood platform. Below the platform the legs splay out slightly before terminating in brass box castors.
This remarkable piece is veneered with the most wonderful colour satinwood. The attention to detail, including the quality of the cross-banding and the splay to the legs are certainly indicative of its quality. But in particular, the use of such large numbers of spindles and its overall form ensure that this is a most appealing piece.
Provenance: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York