In solid, carved walnut, the rectangular top above a conforming case with a breakfronted dentil molded edge, above two molded frieze drawers centered and flanked by putti heads over a pair of paneled doors centered by rayed ovals within with scroll carved border between stiles carved with standing putto figures and pendent foliage, raised on a conforming plinth.
Raoul Tolentino, New York, 1926
Sold, Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, May 2, 1957, lot 185, illus.
By descent to the present owner
A credenza with almost identical carving to the door panels formerly in the Kaiser Freidrich Museum, now the Bode Museum, is illustrated, Frida Schottmüller, Furniture and Interior Decoration of the Italian Renaissance, New York: B. Westermann Co., 2nd rev. ed., 1928, p. 91, fig. 217.