Exquisite Baroque cabinet with secretary base, Germany 1750-60.
This breathtaking cabinet features a beautiful walnut veneer. The landscape and figures detailed in the marquetry recall the romantic hills and slopes of Germany. For instance, there are people holding fruit baskets, crosses dotting the landscape, and churches adorning hills. Furthermore, the wood’s natural shading lends itself to a mountainous backdrop.
This Baroque cabinet is in excellent refinished condition and measures Height: 86.23 in. (219 cm), Width: 46.46 in. (118 cm), Depth: 22.84 in. (58 cm).
The cabinet ships from Germany and includes shipping costs to Boston.
The Baroque Period
As a direct antecedent to the even more lavish rococo style that followed after, Baroque furniture embraced exuberant detail and grandiose accoutrements.
Baskets of fruits and flowers, seashells, heads, volutes, and armaments all made their way into furniture design. From the feet to the surfaces of tables, dressers, closets and Baroque cabinets decoration became a core feature of furnishings.
The Low Countries dominated the early decades of Baroque furniture before England and Germany took the lead in the 18th century. Germany especially was at the forefront of this artisan movement and continued to exert great influence on later decorative art movements.