Missing 17th century cabinet found in pizza restaurant

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The missing section of a 17th century cabinet worth £1 million has been found outside the toilets of a pizza restaurant in Yorkshire.

The cabinet will go on auction at Sotheby's next month
It had been feared that the stand used to hold the intricate piece of furniture featuring scenes of Rome had been lost forever.

But the carved wooden table which forms the bottom half of the cabinet was recently discovered in an Ask pizzeria, in York, by the Head of Sotheby’s Mario Tavella.

The top half of the furniture, which features a main picture showing a view of St Peter’s Square, in Rome with the Pope blessing the crowd, had been kept by Sotheby’s on behalf of a client but since the discovery the two pieces have been reunited and will go on auction next month.

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