An Augsburg 17th century ebony ripple moulded, ebonised, silver-mounted and red tortoiseshell table cabinet the mounts in the manner of Wenzel Jamnitzer

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An Augsburg 17th century ebony ripple moulded, ebonised, silver-mounted and red tortoiseshell table cabinet
the mounts in the manner of Wenzel Jamnitzer

Sold for £ 20,000 (US$ 25,048) inc. premium
An Augsburg 17th century ebony ripple moulded, ebonised, silver-mounted and red tortoiseshell table cabinet
the mounts in the manner of Wenzel Jamnitzer
the allegorical mounts depicting scenes from the Trojan wars, the pierced three quarter balustraded gallery with cast urn and foliate finials above a sliding rectangular sprung top, enclosing a secret compartment, above a central recessed mirrored niche with turned pilasters and a central cast mount of Venus and Cupid on a chequered ebony and ivory floor; surmounted by a broken arch architectural pediment, on which are seated figures of Night and Day flanked by putti depicting The Four Seasons, above four short drawers to each side and one long applied with chased mounts, flanked by Corinthian columns, on ball feet, feet possibly associated, 60cm wide, 27cm deep, 62cm high (23 1/2in wide, 10 1/2in deep, 24in high).

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  • Provenance:
    The Property of a European Collection, Sotheby's, New York, 27 October 1990, lot 43.
    Subsequently sold Christie's, South Kensington, Italian Banks of Distinction, 13 November 2007, lot 136.

    Wenzel Jamnitzer (1507/8-85) was one of the most well known and accomplished goldsmiths in 16th century Europe. His Nuremburg workshop produced numerous objects including silver caskets and mounts.
    A comparable cabinet previously in the possession of Archduke Ferdinand II (1529-1595) in ebony and silver is now in the collection of the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna (Inv KK_883).
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An Augsburg 17th century ebony ripple moulded, ebonised, silver-mounted and red tortoiseshell table cabinet the mounts in the manner of Wenzel Jamnitzer
An Augsburg 17th century ebony ripple moulded, ebonised, silver-mounted and red tortoiseshell table cabinet the mounts in the manner of Wenzel Jamnitzer
An Augsburg 17th century ebony ripple moulded, ebonised, silver-mounted and red tortoiseshell table cabinet the mounts in the manner of Wenzel Jamnitzer
An Augsburg 17th century ebony ripple moulded, ebonised, silver-mounted and red tortoiseshell table cabinet the mounts in the manner of Wenzel Jamnitzer
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Ф Item contains or is made of ivory

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