About the object

A superb early Victorian ebony collector’s cabinet, of rectangular form with two cupboard doors opening to reveal four short and two long drawers lined in the original silk velvet, the top inset with a pietra dura panel of British hardstones and marbles.

The panelled doors to the front and the back both centred on ovals enclosing the silver-inlaid arms, comprising a cross crosslet and an arm brandishing a sword, the sides with Biblical scenes and the insides of the doors set with cairngorms within worked silver mounts.

Scottish, circa 1850.

Dimensions

Height 16.50 inch., Width 21.00 inch., Depth 12.25 inch.