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Pic: Sotheby’s/ArtDigitalStudio/BNPS<br />
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An exquisite Roman cabinet made for a 17th century pope that also graced the rooms of Windsor Castle and Buckingham Palace is set to sell for £1.7million.<br />
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The pietre dure piece is the second best example of its type in the world and the only one of the top models made available at public auction.<br />
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The cabinet was made in about 1620 for Pope Paul V Borghese and was later owned by King George IV and Queen Mary before it was sold to a wealthy Hungarian family in 1959.