Möbel·Europäisches Kunsthandwerk·Gemälde

Kunsthandel Peter Mühlbauer
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Möbel·Europäisches Kunsthandwerk·Gemälde

A South German Ebony, Ivory and Palisander Veneered Cabinet

Augsburg, ca. 1640/50

55 x 54 x 31 cm

Art connoisseurs of the 17th century regularly met to discuss in front of their cabinets about the rarities and art objects therein, which was a favoured activity of high nobility.

Cabinets were an indispensable component of court-culture and ranked among the obligatory items of any aristocratic household.

The sector for cabinets flourished and Augsburg soon became one of the leading production centres for most elaborate cabinet-furniture. Especially those all-over ivory-inlaid small cabinets, like the here discussed, were even more a piece of decoration than an object of utility, hence in aristocratic-circles they were valid as status symbol.

Literature:
Kreisel-Himmelheber, Die Kunst des deutschen Möbels, vol. I, fig. 387

Kunsthandel Peter Mühlbauer
Schloss Schoenburg | 94060 Pocking, Bavaria - Germany
Phone +49 (0)8531 - 18 15 | Fax +49 (0)8531 - 133 00
petermuehlbauer@t-online.de | www.kunsthandel-muehlbauer.com

A South German Ebony, Ivory and Palisander Veneered Cabinet

Augsburg, ca. 1640/50

55 x 54 x 31 cm

Art connoisseurs of the 17th century regularly met to discuss in front of their cabinets about the rarities and art objects therein, which was a favoured activity of high nobility.

Cabinets were an indispensable component of court-culture and ranked among the obligatory items of any aristocratic household.

The sector for cabinets flourished and Augsburg soon became one of the leading production centres for most elaborate cabinet-furniture. Especially those all-over ivory-inlaid small cabinets, like the here discussed, were even more a piece of decoration than an object of utility, hence in aristocratic-circles they were valid as status symbol.

Literature:
Kreisel-Himmelheber, Die Kunst des deutschen Möbels, vol. I, fig. 387

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