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Stock no: 70259

An early 17th century Northern Italian Cypress Adige Chest which was used for storing tapestries, valuable and fragile textiles. The front board decorated with pen-work figures in landscapes, defined against a recessed punch-work sky  - partitioned  by soldiers in arches.  Opens to reveal a poker-work  decorated interior. Cypress and cedar used for their insect repellent qualities. The till compartment to the left minus the divider and swing top.     Several hinge changes over the years.


73”w x 24”h x 24”d

Circa 1630





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