A South German Renaissance cabinet, Ulm/Augsburg, 2nd half of the 17th century
A large Renaissance cabinet in solid and veneered walnut. The cabinet mounted on flattened feet, the broad pedestal with two drawers and knob-shaped handles. Above which, the lavishly carved corpus with panelling, in architectural stylised niche shape with turned half-columns and foliated capitals on acanthus leaf volutes and gabled pinnacles with winged putti heads above arches, these constructed in perspective. The broad, multi-stepped cornice projecting slightly, resting on the three turned columns of the pilaster strips. Blackened interior compartments with shelves and a pull mechanism to open the left door. Brass fittings with drawer pulls in the shape of openworked tendrils on a blued background. The lock and the bands on the insides of the doors in the same design, also blued and chased. Dimensions 242 x 205 x 71 cm.