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    Sale 2808

    European Furniture, Clocks, Sculpture and Works of Art

    15 - 16 December 2008, Amsterdam

  • Lot 155

    A DUTCH CARVED OAK CUPBOARD

    MID 17TH CENTURY, THE SUPERSTRUCTURE ADAPTED

    Price Realised  

    A DUTCH CARVED OAK CUPBOARD
    MID 17TH CENTURY, THE SUPERSTRUCTURE ADAPTED
    Carved overall with scrolling foliage and figures, the frieze and doors carved and inscribed with eight Virtues and Vices, the moulded oversailing rectangular cornice above a frieze flanked and divided by human masks, above three herm figures and a recessed section with two panelled cupboard doors, the lower section with two conforming panelled doors flanked and divided by fluted columns headed by composite capitals, the base with two panelled drawers flanked and divided by lion masks, on moulded plinth and flattened ball feet
    203 cm. high x 157 cm. wide x 71 cm. deep


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    A comparable cupboard, with recessed superstructure, herm figures, fluted pilasters and lion masks, is illustrated in K. Sluyterman, Huisraad en Binnenhuis in Nederland in Vroegere Eeuwen, 's-Gravenhage, 1947, p. 164, fig. 222.

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    Provenance

    With van Aalst, Breda, 1977.