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17th Century Flemish Ebonized Alabaster Cabinet.

An early 17th century, Flemish, Malines, Ebonised & Alabaster Cabinet with Removeable Sliding Sides Revealing Secret Drawers 12” long.

Belgium, circa 1630.

The ebonised top with two carved alabaster panels within ogee mouldings and a mitred frame. The architectural tiered front with a central tablet within a pair of columns and carved alabaster arcaded panels either side flanked by a pair of alabaster columns. The sides with a repeat of the carved alabaster arcaded flanked by an alabaster column.

The period key opening the original, working brass lock to reveal an interior with a fitted coin or candle box lined in marbled paper. The sides unusually removeable to reveal a pair of drawers on the left side, the fronts painted green and lined in marble paper and on the left a long drawer similarly decorated.

The 12in (30cm) box of architectural form with split columns and foliate carved arcaded decoration is typical of boxes made in the renowned alabaster carving workshops of Malines (Mechelen) in northern Belgium.

Dimensions

18.00cm high (7.09 inches high), 30.00cm wide (11.81 inches wide), 19.50cm deep (7.68 inches deep)

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