18th Century Dutch Transitional Corner Cabinet

2002-912412 (Click to Inquire About This Item)

93H x 54W x 34D

Location: Dallas

$5,700

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18th Century Dutch Transitional Corner Cabinet is a magnificent work that was commissioned by an affluent Dutch wine merchant during the waning years of the 1700s.  A Baroque-influenced multi-arched crown wraps around the rounded form on top, centered with a classical floral basket, all in glorious relief.  The sinuous cabinet shapes with accompanying molded detail combine with the crown and the bold talon & ball feet to complete the Baroque influence on the design, but that is the departure point.  Timeless classical forms dominate the remainder of the piece, from flowing ribbon to foliate swags, fully laden grapevines intertwined along the cabinet door edges, and cast bronze key guards above and below.  The entire affair is framed by fluted pilasters atop Greek coin plinths for a truly unique effect.  An upper tier is separated by the lower tier with a total of four doors, making it easy to keep things organized within.  A pull-out surface is convenient when accessing or arranging the contents.  The doors open to reveal five surfaces, edged in gold for a "pride of ownership" effect that is reserved only for one-off pieces such as this incredible artifact of a bygone era.
Circa 1790s
Measures 93H x 54W x 34D