• The Decorative Arts Sale auction at Christies

    Sale 2845

    The Decorative Arts Sale

    23 - 24 March 2010, Amsterdam

  • Lot 228

    A SWISS WALNUT, BURR BIRCH, OLIVEWOOD AND FRUITWOOD MARQUETRY COMMODE

    LATE 18TH CENTURY, BERN, ATTRIBUTED TO CHRISTOPH HOPFENGÄRTNER

    Price Realised  

    A SWISS WALNUT, BURR BIRCH, OLIVEWOOD AND FRUITWOOD MARQUETRY COMMODE
    LATE 18TH CENTURY, BERN, ATTRIBUTED TO CHRISTOPH HOPFENGÄRTNER
    Banded, chequerbanded and crossbanded overall and inlaid with urn medallions, the carved top above three drawers, inlaid sans travers on square tapering feet
    80 cm. high x 110 cm. wide x 56 cm. deep


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    This commode is closely related to the production of Christoph Hopfengärtner (1758-1843), established in Bern and related to one of the five Funk brothers, of the famous 18th century dynasty of cabinet-makers. For further related examples see H. Kreisel, Die Kunst des deutschen Möbels, Munich, 1973, band III, ill.189.

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