A superb quality Victorian Period purple heart, satinwood and ormolu mounted cabinet with sevres plaques. The upper section having a raised satinwood and purple heart cornice with a central oval sevres plaque. The frieze having a similar smaller central roundal. The rectangular glazed door opening to reveal a velvet lined shelved interior with glazed sides and a mirrored back. The whole in purple heart with satinwood banding and green stained sycamore and boxwood line inlaid detail, with figural ormolu mounts. The lower section having a rectangular sevres plaque in the frieze above a rectangular raised panelled door centred by an exquisite oval sevres plaque depicting a gentleman serenading a maiden within a ribbon and swag ormolu mount. The door opening to reveal a velvet lined and shelved interior again the cabinet constructed using purple heart, satinwood banding and with extensive ormolu mounts and mouldings. The locks are stamped VR indicating that this is an English cabinet in the French style, during restoration a date of 1876 was found on a label on the reverse of the mirror plate. English circa 1876
Condition: This cabinet has been restored, re-lined and re-polished in our workshops.
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