• The Decorative Arts Sale auction at Christies

    Sale 2845

    The Decorative Arts Sale

    23 - 24 March 2010, Amsterdam

  • Lot 35

    A DUTCH POLYCHROME PAINTED CRADLE ON STAND

    HINDELOOPEN, THE CRADLE 18TH CENTURY, THE STAND LATER

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    A DUTCH POLYCHROME PAINTED CRADLE ON STAND
    HINDELOOPEN, THE CRADLE 18TH CENTURY, THE STAND LATER
    The pierced cresting with finials above four sides depicting the story of Salomon and the Queen of Sheba
    The cradle 55 cm. high x 105 cm. wide x 56 cm. deep; the stand 39 cm. high x 66 cm. wide x 52 cm. deep


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    Hindeloopen, situated on the IJsselmeer in the province of Friesland, is known for its folk art, traditional costume and own language. The polychrome painted furniture was traditionally produced by the sailors who worked at home during the winter months. They bought the wood in Scandinavia where they had seen painted household utensils and furniture. In Amsterdam they had seen the colourful chitsen or sitsen imported by the V.O.C. These influences and the colours red, black and green dominated strongly in the production of the Hindelooper objects. Besides biblical scenes they used trees of life, griffins, birds and flowers as motifs.

    A comparable Hindeloopen cradle was sold Christie's Amsterdam, The Dutch Interior. 1600-1830, 29 September 1999, Lot 699.

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