Big, very high-quality Hamburg Schapp (cupboard)




Christian Eduard Franke Antiquitäten GmbH


Around 1700

Nut massive and veneered.

The impressive relief-plastic carvings show allegories like the four seasons, arts and sciences, as well as biblical scenes with every verse information.

In the middle of the widely projective cornice is shown the judgement of Salomon with numerous details and multiple figures.

On the backside is an old label of Street & Son, London to the “Earl of Dunraven Adare Limerick “. Adara Manor – today a gulf resort and luxury hotel – was formerly one of the three family domiciles of Earl of Dunraven and Mount-Earl, who’s royal titel ended with the death of the childless 7th Earl in 2011.

Historic pictures from the 19th century prove the elaborate furnishing of the castle and show our piece of furniture at the end of a imperial stairway.

Height 265 cm, width 250 cm, depth 75 cm. Himmelheber/Kreisel. “Die Kunst des deutschen Möbels“. Munich 1973, Volume 1, images 505-509.

Thieme/Becker. “Allgemeines Lexikon der bildenden Künstler“. Leipzig 1935/36, Volume 30, images 314-316.


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