This Frankfurter Nasenschrank is one of the most characteristic pieces of German furniture of the early 18th century. The decoration consists entirely of Hohlkehlen and Wellen, the lively convex and concave walnut-veneered mouldings, which dominate the front. This type of furniture is generally associated with the Rhein-Main area, similar pieces were made throughout Southern Germany and Switzerland with Nuremberg, Basel and Zurich as main centres. Similar examples are illustrated in H. Kreisel, Die Kunst des Deutschen Möbels, Munich, 1974, fig. 535-6.