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Rare 17th Century Baroque Cabinet, South Germany Probably Augsburg, Wunderkammer

$15,575.33

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A small architectural table cabinet, veneered in walnut and mulberry, the centre doors enclosing an arrangement of nine various sized drawers with bone knobs, behind a central door a compartment and further three drawers. The cabinet is set with a superstructure above a large frieze drawer, with two finely carved polychrome decorated and parcel gilt winged cherub heads flanking another small pair of doors enclosing further six drawers. A beautiful piece with a fantastic patina will turn every room into a collectors cabinet or Wunderkammer. Historical note: Cabinets were the most prestigious pieces of storage furniture during the 16th and 17th century. Such cabinets were a specialty of the south German city of Augsburg and widely exported. Because these cabinets were made from precious materials, such as rare veneers and ivory, and assembled with such skill, they were regarded as fit for princes and noblemen and often served as diplomatic gifts. Sometimes they were supplied already fitted with a variety of small, rare, collectable objects. Some were from the natural world, such as coral or shells, and others were ’artificial’ or examples of human skill, such as watches or pieces of fine ivory turning.

Details

  • Dimensions
    Height: 33.86 in. (86 cm)Width: 20.87 in. (53 cm)Depth: 9.45 in. (24 cm)
  • Style
    Baroque (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
    Late 17th Century
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1660-1680
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Worpswede / Bremen, DE
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 18821stDibs: LU981418942752

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    Ships From: Worpswede / Bremen, Germany
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