Classicistic Demi-Lune Commode - Johann Kroll, Mainz, c. 1790




Christian Eduard Franke-Landwers Christoph Freiherr von Seckendorff


Johann Kroll, Mainz, c. 1790

Johann Kroll, born in Riga, learned since 1779

in the Roentgen workshop. With the permission of

David Roentgen, he later went into business for himself.

and received already 1781 the order from the Mainzer

Electors Friedrich Karl von Erthal for a

Cabinet furniture with built-in clock. A larger

1783-84 he delivered the ensemble to Johannisburg Palace.

in Aschaffenburg.

The front of the semicircular, three-door body

is achieved by plastically protruding, fluted

Pilaster structured. Setting further elegant accents

the gilded lasts and finely chiselled

Rosettes. The extraordinarily harmonious design

of the half cabinet refers to the origin of the

under the influence of David Roentgen.

mahogany veneered and solid, fire-gilded

Bronze fittings and decorative strips.

Height 84 cm, width 107 cm, depth 54 cm.



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