A stamped ebony cabinet, Augsburg, 17th century
The small cabinet exquisitely made of softwood, veneered in real ebony. The top stamped "EBEN", together with the Augsburg pyr mark. The base with a large, lockable drawer, mounted on four flattened ball feet. Rectangular corpus, the coffering on the outside set in ripple moulding. The insides of the doors and the drawer fronts with finely carved relief decoration. Central door, behind which a compartment with fruitwood veneer and a drawer, surrounded by seven drawers, two secret compartments. The drawers lined with the original, coloured decorative paper. The multi-tiered top piece with ripple moulding décor. The lockable, hinged lid opening to reveal a compartment with inset drawer. Fittings in engraved and chased brass with remnants of gilding, the side handles are 19th century replacements. Dimensions 56 x 46 x 31 cm.
On a 19th century, baroque-style presentation table. Ebonised wood with inlays of rosewood and imitation tortoise shell. Dimensions 76.5 x 61 x 36 cm. Total height 132 cm.
The veneer with tension cracks in places due to age. Replacement on the edge of the right door, a small restoration on the top, right-hand edge of the cabinet. The locks, keys and handles on the side are 19th century replacements.