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A rare Netherlandish Gothic oak cupboard, circa 1500, having four doors with Gothic tracery panels, iron strap hinges, and iron locks.  Four similar Gothic tracery panels are adjacent to the upper doors.  Four linenfold panels are on each side.

 

Height 60", width 44.5", depth 19", (153 x 113 x 48 cm.)

 

Condition:  Vertually all original, including all hinges and locks, and apparently even all of the hand-made pyramid-shaped square nails.  Small repair to the top right corner, and another by the lower left hinge.  The back side shows worming and decay, good evidence of its age for the section that probably stood against a damp stone wall for centuries.  Note that the condition of the back parts of the wood contrasts with the much better condition of front and side edges of the same boards (which were not against a wall, the surface of which was was protected with wax or oils).  All locks function; includes key. 


Provenance: Recently purchased from an estate of a wealthy family living in the the prestigious het Gooi region of The Netherlands.  (Wikipedia:  "The het Gooi regon is an area of grand country homes of television personalies and people who struck it rich during the internet boom in the 1990s.  For Dutch people, the area is synonymous with the broadcasting industry.")

 

Recent Sales Comparibles:

 

(1)  Giquello et associes, sale date January 24, 2024, lot 71, "Exceptionnel petit meuble en chêne maillé, circa 1500".  Result 88,400 euros (about $95,000 USD).  Link:  https://www.giquelloetassocies.fr/lot/145671/23988135-exceptionnel-petit-meuble-en-c?sort=num&

 

(2)  Coronaariauctions, sale date November 29, 2023, lot 494, "An exceptional Gothic wood two-door cupboard with linenfold and tracery panels, early 16th C.".  Result 38,250 (about $41,000 USD).  Link: https://www.coronariauctions.com/en/auction-autumn-2023-asian-european-and-islamic-arts/13544-an-exceptional-gothic-wood-two-door-cupboard-with-linenfold-and-tracery-panels-early-16th-c

 

An exceptional Flemish Gothic oak cupboard, late 15th / early 16th century (Y17)

$28,000.00Price
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