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The cabinet in situ.
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.
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.
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.