A fine Dutch Baroque cupboard, so called “Kussenkast". Rosewood and ebony and ebonised wood veneered on oak. The moulded corniche, above a plain frieze, set with three lion’s masks and above the middle mask a cherub holding an escutcheon. The two doors with rectangular panels set with moulded corniches and scrolling foliage, flanked by half round pilasters with carved capitals . The midlle pilaster has to be moved for finding the key-hole. The sides also with rectangular panels with moulded corniches. The lower section with two drawers with the original wooden handles. On the three original ballfeet. Inside with the two original oak shelves with rosewood front.
Provenance: Townhall of the city Eersel in the State Brabant-Netherlands.
Literature simular item:
Huisraad & binnenhuis in vroege eeuwen by K.Sluyterman, photo 250 for an almost identical cupboard in the collection of the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam.
The Netherlands- circa 1670
Height: 215 cm. (84,6 inches.)
Width: 220 cm. (86,6 inches.)
Depth: 74 cm. (29,1 inches.)