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    Sale 2775

    European Furniture, Clocks, Sculpture and Works of Art

    19 - 20 December 2007, Amsterdam

  • Lot 613

    A Dutch 'Bavelaar'


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    A Dutch 'Bavelaar'
    Depicting merrymaking figures in front of a tavern, in a glazed stained wood case, signed to the back Un Estaminet Ostade N. 44 and 65 Leeracson Felhof and Fait par Bavelaar à Leiden and dated 1801
    18 cm. high x 25 cm. wide x 7,5 cm. deep

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    ''Bavelaartjes'' are small diorama's, carved in wood or bone, placed behind glass, often depicting historical buildings, landscapes, or scenes in and around the house. Famous for making this kind of pieces was the Bavelaar family from the Dutch city Leiden. Especially Cornelis Bavelaar Sr. (1747-1830) and his son Cornelis Jr. (1777-1831) were well-known for this. From 1850 onwards the family-name became the general name used for such kind of objects.
    For a comparable diorama see I.W.L. Moerman and J.Th.A. Peskens, Leven in Miniatuur, Bavelaar's Kijkkastjes, Zutphen, p. 91.

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