An Italian Gilt Bronze - Pietre Dure - And Marble Mounted Ebony and Ebonised Table Cabinet including Jade , Agate ,Jasper , Lapis Lazuli and Quartz of Breakfront Archictectural Outline .( incl original bronze key ) .
This rare cabinet forms part of a group of Roman 17th century pieces now in various private collections and museums . Note :- The beauty of these pieces lies in the contrast of the colours and brilliance of the precious hardstones and the sumptuous gilded bronze mounts . Circa 1650
LAPADA Berkeley Square London
Literature: Alvar Gonzales- Palacios Il Tempo Del Gusto . p 94 plate 185
Enrico Colle Il Mobile Barocco in Italia .
Anna Maria Giusti . Pietre Dure London page 28 fig 12 .
Musei e Gallerie di Milano Museo Poldi Pezzoli p 359 plate 28