The present 'sterkabinet' was one of the richest and most sumptuous types of cabinets one could acquire in the late 17th century. The materials used to form the intricate geometric panels were exotic and expensive. interestingly the construction of the doors of the present lot are hollow, a feature that it shares with the floral marquetry cabinets attributed to van Meekeren.
In 1973 the cabinet was restored and according to the present owner the restorer discovered to the inside of one of the doors a design drawing of a table ensuite to the cabinet.
For comparable cabinets see:
With comparable inlays and stand: K. Sluyterman, Huisraad en binnenhuis in Nederland in vroegere eeuwen, 1947, p. 190. fig. 253.
With square tapering legs Rijksmuseum, (BK-1966-16) R.J. Baarsen, Wonen in de Gouden Eeuw. 17de-eeuwse Nederlandse meubelen, Amsterdam, 2007, pp. 182-184, figs. 152-154.
With short tapering legs is in the collection of the Rijksmuseum and illustrated in W. van de Pluym, Vijf eeuwen binnenhuis en meubels in Nederland, Amsterdam, 1954, p. 83, Afb.81.
A related 'sterkabinet' with square tapering legs is in the collection of Museum De Schotse Huizen in Veere.