A North Italian Rosewood, Tulipwood, Amaranth, Ebonised and Parcel Gilt Hardstone Inlaid Secretaire, Attributed to Giovanni Battista Maroni, Milan, Late 18th Century.

A NORTH ITALIAN ROSEWOOD, TULIPWOOD,
AMARANTH, EBONISED AND PARCEL-GILT
HARDSTONE-INLAID SECRETAIRE A ABATTANT
ATTRIBUTED TO GIOVANNI BATTISTA MARONI, MILAN,
LATE 18TH CENTURY
lnlaid overall with cameo-shaped hardstones includlng amethyst,
granite, agate and jaspers within beaded frame panels, the grey
and white varlegated rectangular marble top above an entrelac
f rieze drawer with an enamelled handle, the drop-f ront with a large
serpentine porphyry oval panel within a chutes de piastres border
flanked by lonic pilasters, enclosing a fitted interior with eight
drawers, pigeon holes and open compartments, above panelled
doors centred by laurel wreathed medallions flanked by detached
fluted lonic columns, on square tapering legs
64 in. (163 cm.) high; 38.75".( 98.5 cm.) wide