Guardi Cabinet. For sale.


An original cabinet that has been restored and made into a Trompe l'oeil piece. New top finished with yacht varnish and hand rubbed to a glass like finish. Secret compartment added.

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For Sale. £350






Francesco Guardi was a contemporary of Canaletto. One of his specialities was featuring architectural arches in his compositions. I thought that this work. currently on show in the National Gallery, London, lent itself to a 2 door cabinet.

This piece is currently for sale. Please email for details or to arrange a viewing.


The doors have a trompe l'oeil panelled effect.

The secret compartment is lined with wool felt.

The legs are painted with 3 coats of gold leaf paint.

Below: The fittings are antiqued brass. Hinges have finials.