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