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Allemagne - Cabinet - XVIIe siècle - Bois, écaille et ivoire - 62 x 94 x 33,5 cm - Inv. 63 1501

Cabinet

This precious 17th century German cabinet has seven drawers - two of them simulated in a long drawer - framing a central niche. These drawers are decorated with hunting scenes, animals and foliage, partly and counterpart of engraved ivory and tortoiseshell. The central decoration simulates a temple with a triangulated pediment supported by twisted columns. The main composition represents a hunter on horseback.

The lion's paw motif lock escutcheons are matched by the feline's claw base. Inspired by architectural structures, the cabinets became, from the Renaissance onwards, collector's furniture in which precious objects could be displayed and concealed.

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Allemagne - Cabinet - XVIIe siècle - Bois, écaille et ivoire - 62 x 94 x 33,5 cm - Inv. 63 1501