Römhild (Thuringia), around 1640-50

The casket in the form of a miniature facade chest was made of ebonised wood with alabaster inlays.

In this way, the formed plinth contrasts in colour with the architectural facade above it with ionic columns at the corners, two round-arched niches with escutcheons and arabesque decoration. The lock with original key is spanned by two columns with architraves.

A special surprise is revealed when the box is opened: the right narrow side of the box can be pushed upwards, exposing three secret compartments.

The original interior Iining has been preserved.

A comparable example is in the art collections of the Dresden court.

Height 13.5 cm, width 24.5 cm, depth 18 cm.



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