Italy, circa 1620
Rare Early Seventeenth Century Italian( Roman )Crocuswood Table Cabinet of Architectural Form decorated with mainly Lapis Lazuli , Semi Precious Stones , and other rare Marbles .
The cabinet which would have been used for the storage of precious items has many secret sliding panels which when open reveal a selection of hidden drawers which are also veneered in more marbles and stones .#
The most important feature is the Centre Revolving Door which reveals a circular Revolving Vestibule adorned with Marble Columns and a Parquetry Floor .
The inside ceiling is decorated with Gilt Metal- copying heavenly stars , and extremely rare Hanging Rock Crystal Drapery . This fine Baroque Cabinet is adorned with Original Gilt Metal Mounts highlighting its self importance .
The Right Honorable.the Earl of Feversham Duncombe Park , Yorkshire
Grosvenor House Fair 2004.See Catalogue Page 128
Literature: There are similar cabinets in the Capitoline Museum ( Rome ) each without doors and one other at Stourhead which was made for the Pope suggesting the importance of this one .
Signed/Inscribed: Illegible writing on rear of several drawers " fecit and scrawled unreconisable name "