Lot 4156 - W251 Col. Fröhlich - Thursday, 01. December 2016, 9.30 AM

RARE, PAINTED CUPBOARD,

Conrad Starck (1769-1817), Appenzell, 18th century. Inscribed DIESER SCHRANK GEHÖRT DER JUNGFRAU ANNA MARIA ELISABETHA MOSSERIN 1795.
Pinewood, opulently painted with rocailles and flower vases on a blue ground, and carved with angel heads, leaves and flaming hearts. Baroque body, base with 2 drawers. Front with 2 doors and 3 pillars. The cornice features a rotatable secret compartment with 2 drawers (incomplete). Later brass mounts. Some retouching, but paintwork substantially original. Later varnish. Some rubbing. 2 keys.
222x65x200 cm.

The baroque design and the carved decoration make this an extremely rare cupboard. On the basis of the almost academic paintwork and the sculptured rocailles, this cupboard can be attributed to the Appenzell "rustic artist" Conrad Starck.
Conrad Starck, together with Bartholomäus Lämmler and Johannes Bartholomäus Thäler, is one of the most renowned "rustic artists" from the Appenzell and Toggenburg region. Examples of his art can be found in the museums of St. Gallen, Appenzell and Stein.

CHF 40 000 / 70 000

€ 35 090 / 61 400

Sold for CHF 60 000 (including buyer’s premium)
All information is subject to change.