Lot 1016 - A184 Furniture, Porcelain & Silver - Thursday, 22. March 2018, 10.00 AM

GUILD CASKET OR DOCUMENT STORAGE BOX,

early Baroque, probably Zurich or Winterthur ca.1700.
Shaped walnut, in part ebonized. Central drawer. The front and back opulently paneled.The sides with finely sculpted handles. The inside lined with "Herrnhuter" pasted paper. Additional drawer, secret compartment and mechanism for the lateral secret drawer in the frame. Original tin-plated iron locks, hinges and mounts.
70x49x49 cm.

Provenance:
- from a private collection, Zurich.

For a comparable document storage box, see T. Boller / W. Dubno, Zürcher Möbel - Das 18. Jahrhundert, Zurich 2004; p. 238 (Fig. 37). A further, very similar document storage box was sold at Sotheby's Zurich on 1 June 1994 (Lot No. 312).

CHF 1 500 / 2 500

€ 1 400 / 2 340

Sold for CHF 2 500 (including buyer’s premium)
All information is subject to change.