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    Sale 2808

    European Furniture, Clocks, Sculpture and Works of Art

    15 - 16 December 2008, Amsterdam

  • Lot 432

    A DUTCH POLYCHROME PAINTED CHEST

    LATE 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A DUTCH POLYCHROME PAINTED CHEST
    LATE 19TH CENTURY
    Decorated overall with scenes of the Dutch whale-oil factory on Amsterdam Island, the front and back decorated with whaling hunt, the sides with terrestrial globes and coats-of-arms, with hinged cover and carrying handle to either side
    44 cm. high x 116 cm. wide x 45 cm. deep
    Together with a pair of polychrome decorated stands


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    The scene on the lid is the whale-oil factory of the Amsterdam Chamber of the Greenland Company on Amsterdam Island near Spitzbergen, originally painted by Cornelis de Man in 1639, now in the Rijksmuseum.

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