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A GERMAN POLYCHROME-PAINTED MAHOGANY AND PEN-ENGRAVED TILT-TOP TABLE

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A GERMAN POLYCHROME-PAINTED MAHOGANY AND PEN-ENGRAVED TILT-TOP TABLE

IN THE MANNER OF JOHANN HEINRICH STOBWASSER, SECOND QUARTER 19TH CENTURY

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A GERMAN POLYCHROME-PAINTED MAHOGANY AND PEN-ENGRAVED TILT-TOP TABLE IN THE MANNER OF JOHANN HEINRICH STOBWASSER, SECOND QUARTER 19TH CENTURY The rectangular rounded top with a simulated parcel-gilt frame depicting a river landscape in a valley. On a hexagonal support decorated with pen-engraved foliate panels 79 cm. x 60 cm. x 51 cm.
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Christie's charge a premium to the buyer on the final bid price of each lot sold at the following rates: 23.8% of the final bid price of each lot sold up to and including €150,000 and 14.28% of any amount in excess of €150,000. Buyers' premium is calculated on the basis of each lot individually.

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Johann Heinrich Stobwasser learned the craft of japanning through the Eberlein brothers in Ansbach and developed a degree of reknown for producing small lacquered and painted objects such as small snuff boxes and eventually larger surfaces. By 1763, his fame induced Duke Karl I of Brunswick to invite the Stobwasser family to settle in his territory, granting them full civic rights and freedom from all taxes, and eventually also a large home and workshop in the city itself. By the 1790's, Stobwasser was employing almost eighty hands in his workshop. It is from this fully matured period of the Stobwasser workshop that surviving examples of lacquer or painted furniture still exist.

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