• The Decorative Arts Sale auction at Christies

    Sale 2827

    The Decorative Arts Sale

    22 - 23 September 2009, Amsterdam

  • Lot 499

    A SOUTH GERMAN BIEDERMEIER PEN-ENGRAVED CHERRYWOOD AND STAINED FIELD MAPLE DISPLAY CABINET

    ATTRIBUTED TO JOHANN GEORG HILTL (1771-1845), MUNICH, CIRCA 1820

    Price Realised  

    A SOUTH GERMAN BIEDERMEIER PEN-ENGRAVED CHERRYWOOD AND STAINED FIELD MAPLE DISPLAY CABINET
    ATTRIBUTED TO JOHANN GEORG HILTL (1771-1845), MUNICH, CIRCA 1820
    With architectural pediment top above above two glazed cupboard doors flanked by pilasters headed by Corinthian capitals, the base painted with mythological scenes, the back stamped PANORAMAWEG
    182 cm. high x 112 cm. wide x 59 cm. deep


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    The black painted decoration seems to have been a speciality of Munich and as developed and perfected by Johann Georg Hiltl (1771-1845) around 1810, who exhibited his furniture at the Münchner Ausstellung in 1818 and 1819. He enjoyed considerable acclaim for his work and was described as Der berühmte Möbelfabrikant in The Journal des Luxus und der Moden of 1810. (G. Himmelheber, Die Kunst des deutschen Möbels, Vol. III, Munich, 1973, p. 49, pl. 383).

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