• 500 Years: Decorative Arts Eur auction at Christies

    Sale 7841

    500 Years: Decorative Arts Europe

    29 April 2010, London, King Street

  • Lot 215

    A SOUTH GERMAN GILT METAL-MOUNTED WALNUT AND FRUITWOOD MARQUETRY BUREAU-CABINET

    FIRST HALF 18TH CENTURY

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    A SOUTH GERMAN GILT METAL-MOUNTED WALNUT AND FRUITWOOD MARQUETRY BUREAU-CABINET
    FIRST HALF 18TH CENTURY
    Inlaid overall with birds, hunting and pastoral scenes, the rectangular moulded cornice above a central cupboard door inlaid with a parrot, enclosing a fitted interior and flanked by ten short drawers, the lower section with a sloping front revealing a writing slide and further drawers, above three concave-sided drawers, on bun feet
    66 in. (167.5 cm.) high; 46¾ in. (118.5 cm.) wide; 32¼ in. (82 cm.) deep


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    Saleroom Notice

    The present bureau-cabinet is closely related to the oeuvre of the Kirchheim unter Teck cabinet-maker Isaac Roos (1684-1756), one of the most prolific ébénistes under the reign of the duke Eberhard Ludwig. A related example is at the Württembergische Landesmuseum; a further cabinet on stand signed by Isaac Ross is in the Residenzschloss Ludwigsburg, while a further related bureau-cabinet attributed to Roos was sold at Christie's, Amsterdam, 15 February 2005, lot 517. Further comparable pieces are illustrated in Barockmöbel aus Württemberg und Hohenlohe 1700-1750, Württembergisches Landesmuseum Stuttgart. 1985, p. 29).


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A LADY (LOTS 215-216)