Lot 1030* - A196 Furniture, Porcelain & Silver - Thursday, 25. March 2021, 01.30 PM
CABINET WITH SILK DECORATION
Baroque, Flanders, probably Antwerp, middle of the 17th century.
Ebonized wood. Rectangular body. Retracted upper part with a compartment below a sliding cover. Front with paneled double-doors. Fitted interior with 25 panels, lined with silk and silver-thread fabrics, opening up into 19 drawers arranged in five rows. The two central traverses of the fitted interior can be pulled out and feature a secret compartment. The inside of the doors, paneled. Small bronze handles, designed as buttons (incomplete). 1 key.
78 × 43.5 × 76 cm.
Some cracks and restorations. Feet, later.
With reference to the woven silk fabrics, see: Monique Riccardi-Cubitt. The art of the Cabinet. London 1992. pp 64 and 65, with several comparative examples.
CHF 14 000 / 18 000
€ 13 080 / 16 820
Sold for CHF 17 380 (including buyer’s premium)
All information is subject to change.