Cabinet, so called ‘Petit Cabinet de Voyage’

South Netherlandish, possibly Antwerp
Baroque, middle of the 17th Century, ca. 1650

 

Oak, rosewood and high-relief silk and metal thread embroidery (partly missing small parts)
H. 32 cm. W. 37 cm. D. 25 cm.

 

Provenance 
Private collection

 

Reference literature
Fabri, R. (1989). Zuid-nederlandse pronkmeubels. 16de – 18de eeuw. Brussel, pp. 28-30, pp. 161-162, cat.nr. 20 and 21;
Fabri, R. (1991). De 17de-eeuwse Antwerpse kunstkast. Typologische en historische aspecten. Brussel: AWLsK, pp. 69--71 , ill. 40-41
Fabri, R. (1993,). De 17de-eeuwse Antwerpse kunstkast. Kunsthistorische aspecten. Brussel: AWLsK, pp. 150-157



This rare, small travelling cabinet, laminated with rosewood, has two doors, with on the reverse painted panels, depicting bouquet of flowers in a porcelain vase. The inside reveals seven drawers with high-relief embroidery, six depicting dolphins and one depicting an orange tree. At the top, a compartment with on the reverse a mirror and at each side a picture depicting a bouquet of flowers in a porcelain vase. The compartment is inside decorated with gold-painted paper. The handles at each side are of a later date, for carrying easier at travelling.



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