About the Item

19th c Mahogany Italian “Grand Tour” collectors cabinet with associated base. Top section modeled on Pitti Palace in Florence, with secret catches in bricks to open, with multi drawer interior, additional hidden compartments within grotesque face pulls. Papal heraldry on one crest and mythological figures on supports minor losses and cracks associated with age. Sold with turn of the century correspondence from previous owners attempting to identify provenance –upper section might possibly be of an earlier date and/or reuse of earlier elements.


Height: 67 in (170.18 cm)

Width: 55 in (139.7 cm)

Depth: 122 in (309.88 cm)

Style: Grand Tour (Of the Period)
Materials and Techniques: Walnut,Carved
Place of Origin: Italy
Period: 19th Century
Date of Manufacture: 1860 and Earlier

Condition: Good

Repaired: Minor regluing and repairs completed. Photos show re restoration. Wear consistent with age and use.