Lot 419

Museum cabinet case with crowned electoral monogram
Height: 21.5 cm.
Length: 42 cm.
Depth: 30 cm.
Germany, 17th century.

Elegant museum cabinet, made of ebony, richly decorated with silver fittings. The box is rectangular with straight edges and corner bands in silver on four silver squeezed ball feet. Laterally movable handles, the front side has two doors closing in the middle, each with its own lock. The top plate, like all sides, is covered with open-work sawed ribbon work, cloth festoon and figurative decoration in silver plate, fastened by silver nails. The central, highly oval framed field with an alloyed monogram on the top panel, surmounted by a spa hat, surrounded by symmetrical Baroque decoration in the form of acanthus vines, winged angel heads, fruit containers and grotesque half-length figures. Corners and sides are decorated with corresponding, also open-work decorations depicting birds. At the front, the central palace fittings are flanked at the sides by corresponding decorations with winged angels between leaf volutes, and bird motifs at the sides. Corresponding but varying decoration on the sides as well as on the back, there a rider with a feathered helmet pulling to the left in a cross-oval cartouche. Further rider depictions on the inner sides of the two doors, each framed in a square. The open state shows an impressive overall picture with a total of nine drawers, which are also framed by bands and decorated with open-work sawn and chased decorations. A larger drawer in the middle. The drawers are fitted with hanging pull rings. Key available (not original).

The rider figures mentioned above thematically embody the saintly figures of St. Michael (back), St. George (inside left door) and St. Martin (inside right door). The silver editions bear Milanese control stamps dated 1812 and 1872. The electoral monogram "GSV" probably belongs to a member of the noble family Salm-Vianden or Salm-Des-Vosges. (12401336) (11)


Cabinet chest with electoral monogram of museum quality



Height: 21.5 cm.
Length: 42 cm.
Depth: 30 cm.
Germany, 17th century.

Elegant cabinet chest of museum quality made of ebony and opulent silver mountings.
Silver mounts with Milan city mark dating to 1812 and/ or 1872. the electoral monogram "GSV" probably points to a member of the aristocratic families of Salm-Vianden or Salm-Des-Vosges. with key (not original).