|An oak and ebonised renaissance Dutch cupboard of excellent quality (kolommenkast) |
mid 17th century
Height 7'0", width 65" at the top (54.5" at the doors), depth 28" at the top
At the end of the Dutch renaissance came what some believe to be one of the most beautiful cupboards ever produced, the kolommenkast. The identifying characteristics of these cupboards are the six fluted columns capped with ionic capitals below a frieze in the manner of classical Greek architecture. The columns are adjacent to four paneled doors, the top doors being about half the height of the lower doors. Although all kolommenkasts are similar in these features, this fine example has added details such as the three protruding masks in the frieze, the human figures in the center door panels, and carving under the top overhang and between the lower door panels. In addition, the tall frieze of this cupboard makes for perfect proportions of the whole. There is a shallow drawer in the center and a large one in the base.
Condition: In excellent condition and nearly all original. Old, rich-brown patina. The ball feet are replacements and there has been some work on the lower back legs. Some horizontal panels on the very top are later also. Three later bronze key.
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A Dutch oak cupboard, mid 17th century (L35)
$9,000.00 Regular Price