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AN AUSTRIAN ORMOLU-MOUNTED WALNUT, FRUITWOOD, BURR-BIRCH AND PEN-ENGRAVED CUPBOARD
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AN AUSTRIAN ORMOLU-MOUNTED WALNUT, FRUITWOOD, BURR-BIRCH AND PEN-ENGRAVED CUPBOARD

MID-18TH CENTURY

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AN AUSTRIAN ORMOLU-MOUNTED WALNUT, FRUITWOOD, BURR-BIRCH AND PEN-ENGRAVED CUPBOARD
MID-18TH CENTURY
Banded and crossbanded overall, inlaid with interlacing strapwork and foliage, the serpentine shaped moulded cornice above a frieze with two simulated drawers, the bow-fronted doors inset with four rectangular panels depicting the four continents, flanked and divided by tapering pilasters headed by carved capitals, above a base drawer on bun feet, with paper label inscribed Schloss Feldsberg/5959 and with brass plaque conformingly stamped
215 cm. high x 204 cm. wide x 70 cm. deep
Provenance
Stadtpalais, Vienna, 1999.
Stadtpalais, Vienna, 2007.
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Christie’s charges a premium to the buyer on the Hammer Price of each lot sold at the following rates: 29.75% of the Hammer Price of each lot up to and including €5,000, plus 23.8% of the Hammer Price between €5,001 and €400,000, plus 14.28% of any amount in excess of €400,001. Buyer’s premium is calculated on the basis of each lot individually.

Lot Essay

An Austrian cupboard of similar design is illustrated in A. Disertori et al., Le Mobilier du XVIIIme Siècle, Paris, 1991, p. 207 and is in the collection of the Museum für Angewandte Kunst (MAK) in Vienna.

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