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This tulipwood and marquetry  cabinet  was copied from a bibliotheque-basse produced by the eminent Parisienne ebeniste, Jean Francois Oeben around 1770.  The client had watched the original be sold at auction for a sum far beyond the cost that he had in  mind, and commissioned a copy.

The piece is an authentic copy, including modelling of the ormolu mounts, the correct marble of the period and exquisite hand-cut marquetry.  The only external change from the original is that the doors are hinged and not tambours.

The interior of the cabinet is fitted out to carry drinks glasses; the top drawers are fitted out with a wide range of board games from backgammon to shove halfpenny, ivory dice, cards and accessories.

The current cost,  would be in the region of 12,000. Including the bespoke games equipment the cost would rise to 18,000.