Lot 2275. Museum Ebony Cabinet, Antwerp, In The Middle Of 17. Century

Sold: € 25 000
Auction date: 13.11.2019   10:00 UTC +02:00
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Lot 2275 | Museum Ebony Cabinet, Antwerp, In The Middle Of 17. Century
Large, with ebony veneered Cabinet with fittings made of fire gilded Bronze. Pedestal with two lockable drawers. Box with outline by three pillars, doors, as well as the sides and the lid, with finely cassettes shared decorated. Hinge-mounted, lockable Lid cash drawer with a hidden keyhole, the Interior with blue silk lined lid octagonal, old mirror. The inside of the box architecturally, the side drawers as well as doors, with fine, some vivid silk embroidery decorated (subdivided slightly worn). Behind the Central door, and a further nine small drawers. Several hidden drawers and several secret compartments. Original, gold-plated locks and hardware, which complements the key part. On the left side of the R "stamped" with a crown, a French tax stamp on objects with copper content between 1754 and 1749. Dimensions 80 x 84 x 42.5 cm. Extremely precious Cabinet in a courtly quality. The furniture is made of embroidered silk is of the utmost rarity, since, in contrast to cabinets with decor made of metal or ivory, very transient and, therefore, only a few copies have received. Comparison pieces are, among others, in the Musée Royaux d'art et d'histoire in Brussels, as well as in the Museum Rockoxhuis in Antwerp. Cf.: An almost identical piece is shown on the painting "Vanité" by Cornelis de Vos (1584 - 1651), which is now in the holdings of the Herzog Anton Ulrich-Museum in Braunschweig. Condition: I - II

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