Lime, walnut, burr walnut and beech
Palatinate, around 1760-1770
The swingingly shaped, finely crafted small piece of furniture has two large and eleven smaller drawers and is operated by a central lock. Even in such a piece of furniture, which hardly served practical purposes but was intended for the owner's pure pleasure, the carpenter lived out the typically German predilection for complicated locks and sophisticated mechanisms.
Miniature furniture of this elaborate design was a great luxury in the 18th century and are very rarely preserved in such good condition.
Height: 78 cm, width: 56 cm, depth: 30 cm