A 17th c. Augsbourg collector's cabinet

Period : 17th century
Origin : Wood, iron, brass
Materials : South Germany
Dimensions : l. 27.56 inch X H. 20.87 inch X P. 14.57 inch
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Rare and important cabinet in marquetry of different wood species and green tinted wood.
It opens with a fall front revealing drawers of various sizes on three registers as well as three doors revealing compartments.
The rich marquetry decoration includes birds, foliage scrolls, scrolls, geometric patterns, architectural elements, ruins and plant ornaments. The cabinetmaker draws his inspiration from Lorenz Stoer's book "Geometria et perspectiva" published in 1567, many engravings of which show different similar elements.
The decoration on the top presents musical instruments in a leafy frame.
The brass and acid-etched iron locks typical of southern Germany contribute to the preciousness of the whole.
The entry of engraved and gilded iron locks as well as the twisted carrying handles on the sides complete the decor.
Very good state of conservation

Augsburg, Southern Germany, early 17th century.
Dimensions: height: 53 cm, width: 70 cm, depth: 37 cm


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