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    Sale 2808

    European Furniture, Clocks, Sculpture and Works of Art

    15 - 16 December 2008, Amsterdam

  • Lot 240

    A GERMAN SILVER-MOUNTED AND FIGURED-WALNUT 'NASENSCHRANK'

    FIRST QUARTER 18TH CENTURY, PROBABLY FRANKFURT

    Price Realised  

    A GERMAN SILVER-MOUNTED AND FIGURED-WALNUT 'NASENSCHRANK'
    FIRST QUARTER 18TH CENTURY, PROBABLY FRANKFURT
    The stepped moulded cornice above two panelled moulded doors enclosing a green felt lined interior, above a moulded spreading plinth on later bun feet
    217 cm. high x 212 cm. wide x 82 cm. deep


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    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.

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