A Dutch padauk display cabinet

A Dutch padauk display cabinet

Price: € 15000

Offered by Daatselaar Fine Art & Antiques

A Dutch padauk display cabinet

This display cabinet has been made of padauk, a tree that grows in Africa and for that reason the cabinet is quite rare. This type of wood is solid and is not likely to deform. The cabinet has a undulating arched corniche with a carved rocaille ornament and c-motifs. The fittings consist of classical motifs such as the garland and the ram. The fitting at the bottom shows a classical scene topped with a bow terminating in garlands. The function of the cabinet was for displaying precious collections of Eastern porcelain and Delftware. China was immensely popular during the 17th century and the love for it did not restrict itself to porcelain. Even complete rooms were furnished in the chinoiserie style. It was only after 1750 that the interest in Eastern porcelain decreased and fewer cabinets were made.

private collection
18th century
228 x 185 x 60 cm

Offered by

Daatselaar Fine Art & Antiques

Oenselsestraat 50
5301 EP Zaltbommel
The Netherlands

+31 418 712 300
+31 654 394 108

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