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An exceptional Pietra Dura and ebony cabinet, mid 17th century, the japanned stand attributed to William & John Linnell, circa 1752-55.

The cabinet with pietra paesina panelled drawers around a door flanked by verde antico pilasters and enclosing a burr-walnut interior, above three deep drawers inset with panels of an elephant, a camel, and a mouflon.

The stand decorated with gilt floral sprays on an ebonised ground.

Provenance:

The cabinet probably acquired by Henry Somerset-Scudamore, 3rd Duke of Beaufort (1707-1745).
The stand commissioned by Charles Noel Somerset, 4th Duke of Beaufort (1709-1756).
Given by his wife, Elizabeth, Duchess of Beaufort (c1713-1799) to her steward John Capper (1717-1796) of Berkeley Square, London.
thence by descent to his niece Katherine Backhouse, née Capper, (1792-1882).

Dimensions:

H 169cm x W 117cm x D 51cm.

H 66¾" x W 46¼" x D 20¼".



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  • Members are elected for their knowledge, integrity and quality of stock
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  • Our dealers’ membership is reviewed and renewed annually
  • Bada.org is a non-profit site: clients deal directly with members and they pay no hidden fees
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