Item: M562 Size: H 66 / D 23 / W 52
Striking Baroque court cupboard executed in oak, fruitwood, and enriched with marquetry details. With a Netherlandish influence this piece is a superb example of late Renaissance pieces from Cologne, an area with a long cabinetmaking tradition. The rectangular stepped cornice with dental molding, above a frieze decorated with scrolling foliage and a recessed cupboard with a central fixed panel decorated with a stork in a scrollwork cartouche, flanked by similarly inlaid doors and a pair of square tapering supports, the lower section with one long drawer and a pair of cupboard doors below all inlaid with architectural views and enclosing an open shelf, above a stepped plinth and on turned feet.
Minor replacements to the moldings, including the cornice and the backboards. German, Cologne, Circa 1600
Related examples survive in the Museum for Kunsthandwerk, and the Rijksmuseum.