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    Sale 2808

    European Furniture, Clocks, Sculpture and Works of Art

    15 - 16 December 2008, Amsterdam

  • Lot 435

    A DUTCH POLYCHROME PAINTED TILT-TOP TABLE 'FLAP AAN DE WAND'

    HINDELOOPEN, LATE 18TH/EARLY 19TH CENTURY

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    A DUTCH POLYCHROME PAINTED TILT-TOP TABLE 'FLAP AAN DE WAND'
    HINDELOOPEN, LATE 18TH/EARLY 19TH CENTURY
    With a dished oval marbleized top, the reverse decorated with flower-sprays, flowerheads and an oval to the centre depicting a female figure sitting in a garden
    64 cm. high x 85 cm. wide x 53 cm. deep


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    The 'flap-aan-de-wand' was an integral part of the Hindeloopen interior as early as the 17th and 18th Century. This three-legged table with a flap-top can be stored away against the wall in the upright position, when not in use. The top of the table is put against the wall showing the underside of the table which is usually extensively decorated with actanthus scrolls, a central bibilical scene, initials and date. Tj.W.R. de Haan, Volkskunst der lage landen, Amsterdam/Brussel, 1975, pp. 70-74.

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