This monumental cupboard with its complex shaped raised and recessed panels, and profuse carved decoration is typical of the cabinet work of Hamburg, Lübeck and Danzig in the late 17th century. The cupboards of these Hanseatic towns are so similar that only the differentation lies in the shape of the cornice: straight for the Hamburger Schapp, trapezoidal for the Dantziger Schapp and shaped arched for the Lübecker Schapp.
There are several comparable cupboards and designs drawings in H. Kreisel, Die Kunst des deutschen Möbels, Vol. I, München, 1968, pp. 230-231.
A comparable piece with a similar carved cornice, doors and solomonic pilasters is illustrated in H. Kreisel, Die Kunst des deutschen Möbels, Vol. II, München, 1968, pl. 152.