late 17th Century
A rectangular Spanish Baroque cabinet inlaid on the sides and top with ivory geometric stringing and fitted on the front with twenty-three drawers of various sizes. Each drawer has a brass decorative plate enclosing a beveled glass panel. Two of the drawers are fitted with semiprecious stones and each drawer has a satyr's mask pull. In the center flanked by the columns is a mirrored alcove. Alcove floor is in black and white ebony and ivory diaper pattern.
ebony, brass, glass, ivory, pietre dure
Overall: 26 1/2 x 15 x 44 in. (67.3 x 38.1 x 111.8 cm)
Purchased by Doris Duke at L.P. Bresset et Fils, Paris, France, December 1965
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