Rare 18th Century North Italian Neoclassical Inlaid Secretaire
A very rare north Italian Secretaire cabinet with a breccia verde marble top, a frieze drawer set with eight hardstone specimens, the fall front with a central oval green porphyry panel surrounded by hardstone and marble specimens on a purple heart and rosewood ground bordered with kingwood and gilt gesso mouldings within ebonised flat Ionic columns.
The base with two panelled doors set with Egyptian granite ovals with gilt gesso laurel wreaths and borders of hardstones flanked by ebonised Ionic columns on square tapering feet.
The sides panelled and set with gilt gesso mouldings.
Lombardy Circa 1790
Provenance: English Private Collection