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

  • 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
  • Seller Location
    Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Number of Items
    1
  • Reference Number
    LU98551183192
About the Seller

1stdibs seller since 2013

Located in Amsterdam, NL

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