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Antique Penwork Grand Tour Treasure Cabinet


Antique Penwork Grand Tour Treasure Cabinet

Antique Penwork Cabinet, beautifully decorated with Chinioserie figures, landscapes and flowers, and containing a plethora of Grand Tour treasures. Lifting the lid reveals a red velvet compartment and original mirror plate. The doors open to reveal five sycamore dovetailed jointed drawers, decorated to mirror the exterior, each with a turned bone handle, and containing various treasures from the original owner’s travels. These include: 250 red and black wax intaglios/seals of figures, coats of arms & monograms; rocks, minerals and two Wedgewood tablets; shells, fossils, crystals, unusual rocks and stones, some polished (three with little handwritten labels). Stands on shaped bracket feet. Come with fully working locks and keys.

From the late 1600s to the early 1800s, affluent families would send their male offspring on a “Grand Tour” to explore Europe, as a form of higher education in art, history, language, architecture, culture, and literature. It later went on to become popular amongst women, who had not always had the privilege of independence that their male counterparts took for granted, as well as art dealers, artists, designers and collectors.

All our items come with authentication certificate with image, as well as our latest catalogue, how to look after your antique booklet, care instructions and separate invoice for insurance purposes. On top of this our items come with 14 day no quibble money back guarantee and are all fully insured for when shipping.

Shipping Cost:
United Kingdom £25
Europe £85
US £130
Rest of the World £180

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Age C. 1810
Dimensions Width 20 in  (50.80 cm)   Depth 10 in  (25.40 cm)  
Height 20 in  (50.80 cm)