11498 AN OAK TWO DOOR FOLIO CABINET WITH CARVED KENTIAN DETAILING PROBABLY MADE FOR STANWICK PARK, SEAT OF SIR HUGH SMITHSON, LATER 1ST DUKE OF NORTHUMBERLAND English. Second Quarter Of The Eighteenth Century. Measurements: Width: 51 1/8″ (130 cm); Height: 33 3/7″ (84.5 cm); Depth: 29 7/8″ (76 cm).
Of oak. The rectangular top above an acanthine molding with Greek key frieze flanked at each end by foliate swags. The two doors each framed with egg and dart molding and a carved rosette at each corner and circle of ribbon molding with a carved whirl motif at the center. The sides of conforming design. The whole raised on a plinth base. Minor repairs to carving.
This fine and monumental oak folio cabinet was most probably made for Sir Hugh Smithson, 1st Duke of Northumberland (c. 1714–1786) for his seat at Stanwick Park.
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