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Fridericiancian rococo chest of drawers by the Spindler brotherswith elaborate figure decoration after Januarius Zick. Walnut, veneered as well as elaborate, detailed marquetry made of different, partly coloured precious woods. Concave indented corpus at the sides, flanked by rounded corner pilaster strips on erg. fluted baluster legs. In the structured front two wide, cambered, partly widely curved, optically connected drawers sans travers. Corresponding profiled top panel with large figural inlay in the shape of a resting, pipe smoking fisherman's boy. Full-covering veneer fields of cube marquetry, bordered by ornamented banding inlays and mirrored framing. Sumptuous marquetry decoration of mythological figures, various parrots, fruit baskets and luxuriant flower inlays in the form of tulips and carnations. With brand JG on the reverse with bow-shaped crown and indistinct remnant of seal. H. 86 cm. 136 cm x 63 cm. The brothers Johann Friedrich and Heinrich Wilhelm Spindler were among the most important ebenists in Germany. They worked for the Bayreuth court and were summoned to Berlin around 1765 by Frederick the Great, who had become aware of the brothers through his sister Wilhelmine, wife of the Bayreuth Margrave. For the Hohenzollern court they were instrumental in the furnishing of the Potsdam palace and Sanssouci. Cf. Heinrich Kreisel, vol. II, ill. 792f. /P/Provenance: Neidhardt Antiquitäten, Munich. Private collection of Lower Saxony. A Frederician walnut veneered chest of drawers with rich marquetry by the brothers Spindler. Berlin, Germany. About 1770.

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