17th century Portugese Cabinet on stand (Contador)

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Description

This very luxurious piece of furniture is characteristic of the 17th century and reveals Indo-Portuguese influence. Beginning in the second half of the century, these small cabinets-on-stands (called contador) appeared with typically Portuguese features: a raised body with numerous, apparently identical, drawers on top of its own stand.
This piece is one of the most beautiful examples in its kind for its proportions and strong features. The carved apron with two birds amidst scrolled foliate apron and the sides with similar carved raised panels. It has eight rectangular drawers under twelve ripple moulded raised panels with cast brass mounts. The stand with bulbous spiral turned legs joined by similar stretchers and with turned feet.

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