A Syrian ebonised, mother-of-pearl and bone inlaid tall chest of drawers,
20th century, the serpentine marble top above five long shaped drawers, each set with a central roundel and drop handles, raised on shaped bracket feet,
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Looking to inject a bit of maximalism into your interiors? There are plenty of peppy pictures, characterful carpets and vibrant veneers in the sale that are sure to stand out. Top lots include a Syrian mother-of-pearl inlaid chest of drawers, a Persian Qum carpet, and a set of botanical prints after Maria Sibylla Merian (Swiss/German, 1647-1717), from the collection of Germaine Greer.
Sold for £3,800
General wear to top. Some losses to mother of pearl throughout. Knocks, splits, wear and repair. Top right drop loose. Second down on the left lacking plate, as in the bottom right. Splits to the backboard. Now fitted with a wheeled superstructure beneath. One piece of applied velcro to the left-hand side.
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Auction: Fine Interiors - Two Day Sale - Live Online, Tue, 30th Mar 2021
We are very excited to share the online catalogue for our forthcoming Fine Interiors sale featuring almost 900 lots of furniture, works of art, paintings and silver. Our first sale of 2021 offers a selection of the very best in classical and contemporary furnishings from all over the globe, including a strong showing of country and vernacular pieces, as well as vibrant and bright Chinoiserie and florally themed lots, which are perfect for the beginning of Spring and the more hopeful months to come.
An exciting new development for the department is the introduction of the Fine Interiors Journal, a companion guide offering an overview of the sale complete with links directly to the relevant sections of the online catalogue.
Due to Government guidance around social distancing, we are unable to offer general viewing of all items in our auction rooms. All lots are, however, extensively illustrated and carry detailed condition reports - see 'Condition report' at the foot of each lot description.
Removal of Lots
All lots should be removed by 5pm on Friday 9 April 2021. Furniture lots remaining after this date will be removed to:
Perry Removals, Chapel End, Broxted, Essex CM6 2BW.
Removal will be at a cost of £20 +VAT per lot and storage will be charged at £2 +VAT per lot, per day.
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