19th Century Dutch Hand Carved Walnut Vitrine by Horrix

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77H x 44W x 17.5D

Location: Dallas


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19th Century Dutch Vitrine by Horrix is a study in the Dutch interpretation of the Regency style, hand-crafted from old-growth walnut with century old patina.  Carved embellishment appears throughout the work from the crown centered with a robust naturalistic Black Forest-inspired grape cluster carving down to the grape leaves that form the drawer pulls below.
In the mid-19th century, the brothers Matthew Sr. (1815-1889) and Willem Horrix Sr. (1816-1881) continued in their family's business passed along from their father Pieter Paulus (1767 to 1840).  The company was founded in 1790/91 by Mathijs Horrix (1735-1809). Eventually, Matthew & Willem's own sons Matthew Jr. (1845-1923) and Willem Jr. (1848-1902) would continue in the family tradition.
These Dutch cabinetmakers were established in The Hague, and gained fame during the so-called "eclectic period" during the 19th century.  Their work was inspired by older styles of furniture, but with fashionable features that was then considered "new". 
The company also made rustic style furniture that was very popular in the Northern Countries and England.  These unusual objects entered the interiors of upper class houses especially popular in Biedermeyer styles in Germany, and Black Forest styles in Switzerland.
Horrix enjoyed highly acclaimed success and thanks to their good reputation, they were asked in 1883 to built the royal throne of William III of the Netherlands.

Circa 1860s

Measures 77H x 44W x 17.5D

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