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PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED PRIVATE COLLECTION

A German gilt-bronze mounted rosewood and walnut bureau-cabinet, Dresden, first half of 18th century
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65

PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED PRIVATE COLLECTION

A German gilt-bronze mounted rosewood and walnut bureau-cabinet, Dresden, first half of 18th century
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Details & Cataloguing

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A German gilt-bronze mounted rosewood and walnut bureau-cabinet, Dresden, first half of 18th century
the cupboard door with bevelled mirror plate opening to reveal a fitted burr walnut interior of an arrangement of seventeen drawers surrounding a single door, opening to reveal two further short drawers, above a shallow frieze drawer, the lower section with a fall front enclosing a fitted interior opening to reveal eight short drawers and one long drawer over two short and three long drawers, raised on ogee bracket feet, formerly with finials
221cm. high, 96cm. wide, 61cm. deep; 7ft. 3in., 3ft. 2in., 2ft.
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Provenance

Christie's London, Important English Furniture and Carpets, 11 April 1985, lot 138;
Acquired from Hotspur Ltd., 1985.

Catalogue Note

COMPARATIVE LITERATURE

Haase, G. Dresdener Möbel des XVIII jahrhunderts, Leipzig, 1983, p. 280, fig. 76;
Meisterwerke des 18. und 19. Jahrhunderts: Kunstgewerbemuseum Dresden in Schloss Pillnitz, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, 1996, pp.62-63, fig. 33.

The present cabinet was almost certainly conceived as one of a pair. The likely companion bureau-cabinet is illustrated inter alia by G. Haase (op. cit., p. 280) and was formerly in the collection of the Royal Court of Saxony at Schloß Moritzburg (Inv. No. 42 350). The bureau-cabinet was restituted in the late 20th century and is now on view at the Museum of Decorative Arts in Pillnitz. Tantalisingly there is no record of the present cabinet in any of the historic inventories of Schloß Moritzburg.

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