Möbel·Europäisches Kunsthandwerk·Gemälde

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Schloss Schoenburg | 94060 Pocking, Bavaria - Germany
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Möbel·Europäisches Kunsthandwerk·Gemälde

A German Walnut, Rosewood, Maple and Tin Marquetry and Parquetry Bureau-Cabinet-on-Stand

Mainz, ca. 1760
Attributed to Jakob Antz (1726-1788)

With the coat of arms of the Elector Clemens August of Bavaria (1700-1761)    

180 x 107 x  52.5 cm

 

The exceptional shape and ambitious design of this bureau cabinet which is conceived almost as a piece of architecture, place it firmly amongst the most important masterful cabinet work produced in Mainz in the mid of the 18th Century. The shaped arched pediment, exaggerated c-scroll mouldings, curvaceous bombé surfaces and fine wood carving are notable characteristics of Mainz cabinets of the period.

Our knowledge of cabinet-making in Mainz in the 18th Century is mainly based on the survival of a large number of Meisterzeichnungen and corresponding Meisterstücke or masterpieces, which were submitted by a cabinet-maker joiner in order to become a master. These designs demonstrate the stylistic development and characteristic features of Mainz cabinet-work as well as the continuous high level of execution, which was maintained under the scrutiny of the guild, much supported by the Court of the Elector. (H. Zinnkann, Das Schreinerhandwerk der Stadt Mainz im Vergleich mit Mannheim und Karlsruhe, in: R. Strattmann-Döhler, Möbel für den Fürstenhof, Sigmaringen, 1994, p. 87).

Further comparable examples of the most important Cantourgen are shown in H. Kreisel, Die Kunst des deutschen Möbels, München, 1970, pl. 1029-1034.

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 German Walnut, Rosewood, Maple and Tin Marquetry and Parquetry Bureau-Cabinet-on-Stand

Mainz, ca. 1760
Attributed to Jakob Antz (1726-1788)

With the coat of arms of the Elector Clemens August of Bavaria (1700-1761)    

180 x 107 x  52.5 cm

 

The exceptional shape and ambitious design of this bureau cabinet which is conceived almost as a piece of architecture, place it firmly amongst the most important masterful cabinet work produced in Mainz in the mid of the 18th Century. The shaped arched pediment, exaggerated c-scroll mouldings, curvaceous bombé surfaces and fine wood carving are notable characteristics of Mainz cabinets of the period.

Our knowledge of cabinet-making in Mainz in the 18th Century is mainly based on the survival of a large number of Meisterzeichnungen and corresponding Meisterstücke or masterpieces, which were submitted by a cabinet-maker joiner in order to become a master. These designs demonstrate the stylistic development and characteristic features of Mainz cabinet-work as well as the continuous high level of execution, which was maintained under the scrutiny of the guild, much supported by the Court of the Elector. (H. Zinnkann, Das Schreinerhandwerk der Stadt Mainz im Vergleich mit Mannheim und Karlsruhe, in: R. Strattmann-Döhler, Möbel für den Fürstenhof, Sigmaringen, 1994, p. 87).

Further comparable examples of the most important Cantourgen are shown in H. Kreisel, Die Kunst des deutschen Möbels, München, 1970, pl. 1029-1034.

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