693
693
A fine South German pewter and brass inlaid walnut marquetry commode, Bavaria
Baroque, circa 1725-1730
Estimate
25,00040,000
LOT SOLD. 84,750 EUR
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693
A fine South German pewter and brass inlaid walnut marquetry commode, Bavaria
Baroque, circa 1725-1730
Estimate
25,00040,000
LOT SOLD. 84,750 EUR
JUMP TO LOT

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A fine South German pewter and brass inlaid walnut marquetry commode, Bavaria
Baroque, circa 1725-1730
the shaped top above three slightly curved drawers, inlaid with interlaced strapwork and flowers, on acanthus leaf giltwood paw feet
86.5cm. high, 97cm. wide, 50cm. deep.
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Provenance

Niederaltaich Monastery, Passau, Germany. 

Literature

H. Kreisel, G. Himmelheber, Die Kunst des Deutschen Möbels. Spätbarock und Rokoko, vol. 2, München 1983, p. 135 and fig. 350.

Catalogue Note

The Boulle technique used in German furniture first appeared at the end of the 17th century. It was especially stimulated by Elector Maximilian II Emanuel (1662-1726) since he spent some years in The Netherlands and France. It is known that he commissioned André Charles Boulle to manufacture furniture especially for him. These he brought with him when returning home. Maximilian also employed the sculptor and boulle technique specialist Gullielmus de Grof, previously working for Louis XIV, in 1714. This both inspired and stimulated the German furniture makers using the technique with tortoiseshell, brass and or pewter. The present example is executed in a similar technique using only pewter and brass inlays.

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