Frisian cabinet from around 1650.
( for people not from the Netherlands: Friesland is a province in the north of the Netherlands and Frisian is its own language)
At the beginning of the 17th century, Frisians started making these cabinets as a showpiece furniture with style elements from the Italian Renaissance.
These cabinets always have a heavy hood, two doors with arches, nice carvings and three heavy pilasters with deep ridges or fluting next to the doors.
In the front three ball feet (original).
Nice low size, but 194 cm high.
Slim, wall to wall 136 cm.
The hood is removable.
This cabinet is as beautiful inside as it is outside; with a beautiful interior, see photos.
In perfect condition, once restored by Ad van der Schoot, a good antique dealer from Tilburg.
The lower parts of the hind legs are welded with old oak new parts.
Lock works and the key is even original.
The Frisian cabinet is a two-door cabinet made in Friesland and West Friesland from 1630.
The cabinet’s curved sleek hood is usually not decorated. In the 18th century, the cabinet’s hood was also painted and gilded, usually with floral motifs. The Frisian cabinet is very similar to a column and counter cabinet. The cabinet has two doors, the oak is carved with angels, birds, flowers and garlands, furthermore the cabinet is decorated with ebony or rosewood. Also, the cabinets sometimes have motifs from classical antiquity.
The cabinet is the most famous piece of furniture from the time around 1630. The panels in a carved arch shape on two pilasters are characteristic of this piece of furniture and have a roof that usually has no carving.
The name “keeftkast” comes from the Oudfries and was a common name for cabinet. Probably the word “keeft” has to do with the word “kievit”, or lapwing, a bird species that was often depicted on cabinets.
- Armario, un llamado "armario de madera frisón"
- Ébano, Roble
- Periodo estimado
- siglo XVII
- País de origen
- Países Bajos
- Buen estado - usado y con signos menores de los años
- 194×164×66 cm