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    Sale 2810

    European Furniture, Clocks, Sculpture and Works of Art

    7 May 2008, Amsterdam

  • Lot 8

    A DUTCH EBONY AND EBONISED CUPBOARD

    THIRD QUARTER 17TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

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    A DUTCH EBONY AND EBONISED CUPBOARD
    THIRD QUARTER 17TH CENTURY
    The oversailing cornice above a pair of doors with raised panels applied with festoons and flanked and divided by turned pilasters
    223 cm. high x 243 cm. wide x 87 cm. deep


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    This large and impressive cupboard veneered almost entirely in costly ebony reflects the Dutch clacissism that emerged in the third quarter of the 17th century. This new idiom which relied on architectural forms supported by sturdy Corinthean capped pilasters - sometimes placed at an angle to the corners - and enriched by festoons replaced the more renaissance inspired cupboards of the first half of the 17th century. Another ebony cupboard is in the Rijksmuseum, it has a comparable foliate carved edge to the cornice also centred by an armorial cartouche.
    R. Baarsen, Nederlandse Meubelen 1600-1800, Amsterdam, Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, 1993, p. 45.

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