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Cabinet (one of a pair)
Attributed to Adam Weisweiler (French, 1744 - 1820, master 1778, active until 1809)
French and Italian
about 1810; pietra dura plaque mid-17th - late 18th century
Oak, pine and beech veneered with ebony and mahogany; pewter stringing; set with pietra dura plaques and micromosaic roundels; gilt-bronze mounts; portor d'Italie marble top
101.6 x 150.2 x 54.6 cm (40 x 59 1/8 x 21 1/2 in.)
The pietre dure (hardstone) plaques on this cabinet date from the late 1700s; they were probably made by Italian craftsmen and brought home as souvenirs by Northern European tourists. Connoisseurs appreciated the variety and rarity of the stones and artisans' skillful arrangement of them into
The catalogues of two sales held during the