A Brunswick architectural cabinet. Inlaid with palisander, walnut, maple, tin and coloured ivory on wood. Decorated with allegories of Caritas, Spes, Iustitia and Melancholia, the tin inlays engraved with mythological scenes - 1st quarter 18th C.
A FINE SOUTH GERMAN WALNUT WARDROBE BAROQUE, LATE 17TH CENTURY the front applied with spirally twisted half-columns flanking the two doors, retaining good wrought iron mounts of blued steel on the interior, a pair of drawers fitted inside the bottom raised on flattened spherical feet, in four sections
1625-1650 Dutch Wardrobe (Kast) at the Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland - From the curators' comments: "After the founding of the Dutch East India Company in 1602, the use of exotic, imported wood veneers in furniture became more prevalent. So too did the use of perspective and mathematical systems in laying out the veneers. The combination produced a style of decoration that spread across Europe and even to the young colonies in America." This kast is shown with a garniture of five vases.