Cupboard, anonymous, c. 1630 - c. 1640

Cupboard, anonymous, c. 1630 - c. 1640

oak and walnut, veneered with ebony, walnut and padouk, h 228.5cm × w 182.5cm × d 78.5cm More details

The decoration of this ornamental cupboard refers to the architecture of Greek and Roman antiquity. It is detailed like a building. The corners and the central stile are formed as pilasters crowned by human bodies, known as herms. The owner of such a piece of furniture demonstrated his interest in classical culture, considered to be the fountainhead of western civilization.

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