This richly carved Frisian Keeftkast, with ebony details, dates from the seventeenth century. The oversailing cornice above a carved frieze and a pair of arched panelled doors carved with putti, birds and flowers, flanked and divided by fluted pilasters.
The name Keeftkast originates in the Old Frisian language and was the common name for a cupboard. The word keeft can probably be associated with the word kievit (pewit), a bird species, whose image was used to adorn cupboards like this one. In the interior of this keeftkast there are two fretwork-carved doors with pewits used as ornamentation.
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