Lot Number: 1
A 19th century ebonised table cabinet decorated with numerous painted enamel plaques depicting various mythological scenes, predominantly muses and allegories, the largest depicting an allegory of painting after Francois Boucher, 10 x 13.5cm, with a foliate scroll painted enamel column with a figural gilt metal finial, surmounted with a figure of cherub seated upon a lion, with pair of doors enclosing three small drawers above a base drawer, on four square section feet, height 35cm, width 26.5cm.
Category: Collectors' Items
Estimate: £400 - £600
Areas of wear to the surface mainly to the edges such as rubbing or flaking to the ebonised layer, areas of minor dints and scratches, some small losses to the corners of the base, the top section above sarcophagus dome and one of the column capitals need reattaching to main body, few plaques with hairlines cracks, majority of gilt metal detailing with surface dirt and tarnish, few losses to applied gilt corner decorations, handles of drawers missing, key present.