Friday, February 5, 2016


Picture Day Friday: Royal German 1716 Marquetry Cabinet


In 1716, Journeymen cabinetmakers Jacob Arend and Johannes Witthalm created an elaborate writing cabinet in Servacius Arend's workshop for Jacob Gallus von Hohlach. Servacius was the cabinetmaker to the court of W├╝rzburg in Germany. The Baroque cabinet is about 70 inches tall, 65 inches wide, and about 30 inches deep.

According to Lost Art Press: "The carcase is pine with veneering in walnut. Marquetry woods are burr walnut, sycamore, tulipwood, boxwood, ebonized and stained woods; other materials include ivory, bone, turtle shell, pewter and brass. The cypher of von Hohlach is laid into snakewood. The drawers are lined with embossed decorative papers; cupboards are lined with red silk."


[Image copyrighted by Lost Art Press.]


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