Circa 1775, the public has a great interest in the classical antiquity,
and the Egyptian civilization.
The first excavations take place.
Many educated people go to Athens, Rome and Pompeii as well.
This cabinet is an example of this.
At the top of the hood the 'broken' tympanum.
The urn at the very top is also a style symbol - removable.
Tooth frames, the 4 rosettes on the doors, the fluting in the styles and pilasters, the tympanum, the beautiful open-work of acanthus leaves everything describes the Roman architectural style.
Blond oak, at the bottom 3 wide drawers, within 3 smaller drawers and 2 shelves, above a narrow shelf. The drawers slide well.
The cabinet can be taken apart into three parts. Base cabinet, loose doors, back, interior and sidewalls, and the hood.
The brass fittings are 19th century.
The locks are original and 18th century - see close-ups - at the Dutch 18th century locks the bit of the lock is a-symmetrical.
Only in the middle in the 19th century.
The drawers are dovetailed underneath, see close-up.
The lock in the door is original, slightly tapering. The bit falls behind the steel fittings.
which comes in front of the lock when you close the door -original.
The key is original.
The urn at the top of the tympanum can be removed and then the cabinet is 235 cm at the highest point - the hood at the sides is 214 m high.
Including a user manual, so you can you assemble it yourself.
I will deliver it myself on request in the Ruhr area - Germany for 250 euros.
And will help with putting it together.
- Louis XV Style
- Estimated Period
- Late 18th century
- Country of Origin
- Good condition - used with small signs of aging & blemishes
- 260×160×52 cm