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[Hans Christian Andersen]
TWO MINIATURE DOLL-HOUSE CABINETS
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[Hans Christian Andersen]
TWO MINIATURE DOLL-HOUSE CABINETS
Estimate
40,00060,000
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Details & Cataloguing

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[Hans Christian Andersen]
TWO MINIATURE DOLL-HOUSE CABINETS
Two miniature Doll-House Cabinets: Chest and Wardrobe of black lacquered wood with decoupage decorations comprising applied cut-out Oriental motifs and designs: Egyptian figures, birds and fishes, various animals and bouquets of flowers, the inside of these cabinets painted matte grey/white, circa 1840s. 

Created by Hans Christian Andersen for Jonas Stampe’s three children: Astrid, Rigmor and Christine - for whom Andersen created his famous series of scrapbook albums.

Measurements:

1) A Four-drawer flat-top Casket/Chest on four knob feet and two brass side handles. Decorated with on front, top and sides, lacquered in black, the interior stained white. With paper label pasted on back with inventory “6373/44”. Measures 10-1/4 x 7 x 12-3/4 inches;

2) A hanging cabinet with two-panel doors on raised feet, with crenelated top (repaired). Decorated with on front and sides, lacquered in black, the interior with two shelves stained white. With paper label pasted on back with inventory “6373/44”. Measures 20-3/8 x 7-5/8 x 13-3/4 inches.


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Provenance

Lerchenborg Collection, sold at Bruun Rassmussen

Catalogue Note

Jonas Stampe (1827-78), was the eldest grandchild of Hans Andersen’s influential benefactor Jonas Collin (1776-1861) – member of the board of the Royal Theatre, who in 1822 saw the talent in Andersen after reading his “Youthful Attempts”, and as his mentor, took steps to realize and finance Andersen’s education, also petitioning King Frederick VI for funds to send Andersen to school.

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