Archivador - Gótico - Roble aserrado en cuartos - Siglo 16 y posteriores

Archivador - Gótico - Roble aserrado en cuartos - Siglo 16 y posteriores
Países Bajos

Beautiful golden blond oak.
This cabinet originally served as a filing cabinet for a guild or a municipality.
This is a rare piece of furniture, very special that it still exists.
Presumably served for centuries as a storage for old documents in a town hall.
This is only possible in town halls and with some noble families.

Quarter sawn, that is better in quality and common in early furniture.
Appreciated for the quality (no warping) and appearance - those nice tiger-print like spots in the wood.
They are called mirrors and also mirror a little.

Also special is the eye-catching construction - the side styles of 9 x7.5 cm thick beams on the outside.
You can see this in very early furniture from before the 17th century - also in Spain.
See also the last close-up - that's typically medieval; that little hood frame that is only at the front and is sawn down with a clean cut on the corner.
And the top of the shelf cleanly nailed to the styles.

On the right door there is a nice openwork lock whose contours are still visible.
The inner side walls have notches in the inside.
Given the former interior of 21 compartments this makes sense.
See also the close-ups of the forged hinges - which are also an early feature.

In the middle we see one of the original 6 inner shelves.
These were divided into 3 parts with partitions. In between were 21 compartments of 15 cm high, 41 cm wide and 43 cm deep. 7 layers of 3 pieces.
To give the cabinet a different purpose, this was later removed.

At the bottom, pieces were placed on both front styles.
The rear two side styles have been replaced.
Otherwise, the back and the rest are original.
Heavy weight.

Detalles del lote
Roble aserrado en cuartos
Periodo estimado
Siglo 16 y posteriores
País de origen
Países Bajos
Buen estado - usado y con signos menores de los años
157×147×53 cm
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