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    Sale 2782

    LIECHTENSTEIN: Property from the Collection of the Princely House of Liechtenstein.

    1 April 2008, Amsterdam

  • Lot 214

    A GERMAN WALNUT, BURR-ELM, TULIPWOOD AND AMARANTH CUPBOARD 'HALLENSCHRANK'

    FIRST QUARTER 18TH CENTURY, POSSIBLY BRUNSWICK

    Price Realised  

    A GERMAN WALNUT, BURR-ELM, TULIPWOOD AND AMARANTH CUPBOARD 'HALLENSCHRANK'
    FIRST QUARTER 18TH CENTURY, POSSIBLY BRUNSWICK
    The eared rectangular moulded cornice above a pair of panelled cupboard doors each with a raised shaped panel inlaid with strapwork, flanked and divided by rectangular pilaster headed by acanthus capitals, enclosing a plain interior and a pierced foliage lockplate, on a panelled base and bun feet, with a paper label inscribed Schloss Eisgrub. Obj.-Nr. I./81 Inv.-Nr. 1086 and with brass plaque stamped F864
    231 cm. high x 240 cm. wide x 80 cm. deep


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    This cupboard shows typical features of Hallenschränke made by Braunschweiger cabinet-makers, the strong moulded cornice, the panelled doors with their raised shaped panels and strapwork inlay, the tapering pilasters with acanthus capitals and the rectangular plinth can be found on comparable design drawings illustrated in H. Kreisel, Die Kunst des Deutschen Möbels, Vol. II, München 1970, fig. 96-98.
    A comparable cupboard is illustrated in M. Eberle ed., Braunschweiger Rokoko, Städtisches Museum Braunschweig, 2005, p. 82.

    Provenance

    Vienna, 1965.
    Vienna, 1999.