26 November 1996
PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN
A DUTCH POLYCHROME-PAINTED HANGING CORNER CABINET
The tiered, waved spreading cornered superstructure with two shelves above a convex base, depicting a view of the Town Hall at Haarlem in oil paint, inscribed 'et Raadhius te Haarlem, 1764', the door enclosing two shaped shelves, on a plinth, the paintwork distressed and some refreshments, the base later
19 in. (48 cm.) wide; 51 in. (129.5 cm.) high; 12 in. (30.5 cm.) deep
Acquired by the wife of the Anglo-French poet Richard de la Gallienne.
Thence by descent.
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This corner-cupboard depicts the medieval townhall of Haarlem for which a classical extension was built in 1633 (K. Ottenheym, Philips Vingboons, Zutphew, 1989, pp. 32-33).
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