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A PAIR OF ROSEWOOD PENWORK CABINETS 

Origin: England
Circa Date: 1820
Stock No: F3A0037
Location: London
Dimensions:
H: 35.0 in (89.0 cm)
W: 31.5 in (80.0 cm)
L/D: 16.3 in (41.5 cm)
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A pair of Regency rosewood side cabinets with grisaille penwork composite tops depicting neo classical scenes, the frieze with a long drawer, above a door with brass grilles, lined with yellow silk, enclosing a single adjustable shelf, flanked at the corners by quarter columns, raised on turned topie feet.

This fine pair of rosewood cabinets, owing something to the designs of Thomas Hope epitomise the taste for Greco - Egyptian neo classicism with motifs resembling sculpture on the tops. Figure compositions such as these with highly complex arrangements were almost certainly only taken on by the most skilled professional penwork artists. The present cabinets, not only show the artists skill in the fine and well drawn floral border consisting of blooming flowers and twisting foliage details, but each also has a parade of graceful dancers on one cabinet and a classical military scene on the other; perhaps a reference to war and peace.

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