A fine Dutch Louis XVI sideboard or "klapbuffet"

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Overall inlaid with various bands, canted rectangular hinged top opening to two hinged shelves, enclosing a removable zinc liner and foutain and two hinged shelves to each side, two drawers and two doors below, each centred by a lacquer panel depicting a bird, enclosing one shelf, on four square tapering legs terminating in gilt-brass toupie feet.
The limited space in some Dutch townhouses often required metamorphic furniture, with fold-over tops, or space-saving tambour cupboards. This Klapbuffet, was an important innovation: the top of the commode lifting, allowing fitted shelves to drop down for the setting-up of tea for entertaining. Sometimes they are seen with basin-holes for washing after tea ceremony.
Details
Of the Period
Louis XVI
Place of Origin
Netherlands
Date of Manufacture
circa 1790
Period
18th Century and Earlier
Materials and Techniques
Veneer
Boxwood
Mahogany
Maple
Satinwood
Tulipwood
Condition
Excellent
Wear
Wear consistent with age and use
Dimensions
35.43 in. H x 47.24 in. W x 22.83 in. D
90 cm H x 120 cm W x 58 cm D
Dealer Location
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Number of Items
1
Reference Number
LU98551183192
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1stdibs seller since 2013
Located in Amsterdam, NL

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