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An Italian ivory and turtleshell inlaid table cabinet, probably Neapolitan. mid 17th century

the concave-sided raised top with two mirrors and inlaid with roundels and ovoloes above a pair of doors inlaid with geometric motifs, the inside of the doors with an octagonal mirror enclosing an architectural interior with a central niche with a broken pediment flanked by two further niches and various drawers, on a platform base and bun feet, the whole with ripple-cut mouldings. 100cm. high, 110cm. wide, 45cn, deep; 3ft. 3in., 3ft.7in., 1ft.5¼in. Estimate 8,000—18,000 GBP

Sotheby's. Important Continental Furniture, Ceramics and Clocks. 02 Dec 08. London - www.sotheby's.com