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Lot 4135 - W256 Clocks & Furniture (West) - Tuesday, 20. March 2018, 10.00 AM

PAINTED DOUBLE-DOOR CUPBOARD,

Appenzell, inscribed JOHANES ZELLWEGER 1812 AN KATHERINA STURZENEGGERIN.
Pine, opulently painted with flowers, friezes, flower medallions, soldiers and various landscape reserves. The door with a medallion featuring the Empress, inscribed MARIA LUISE VON OESTREICH. SIE WURDE GEBOREN ANNO 1791, and a medallion featuring Napoleon, inscribed NAPOLEON KAISER DER FRANZOSEN GEBOREN DEN 15 OKTOBER 1769. The corners featuring a medallion with a castle, inscribed DAS KÖNIGLICHE SCHLOSS IN LONDON and DER GROSSE SPITAL IN KOPENHAGEN. Front with 2 doors. Brass mounts. 2 keys. Some losses.
197x59x174 cm.

Rare cabinet with historic references to the War between France and England and potentially to the 1807 bombing of Copenhagen by the British Army . The person ordering the cabinet, Johannes Zellweger, was probably in the military service under Napoleon, and may have been involved in these battles.


CHF 20 000 / 30 000 | (€ 20 000 / 30 000)

Sold for CHF 20 000 (including buyer’s premium)
All information is subject to change.