AN EBONY AND WALNUT TABLE CABINET INCORPORATING 14 OIL PAINTINGS ON PANELS
ANTWERP, FLANDERS. CIRCA 1680
The ebony and walnut banded cabinet has geometric door fronts and ripple mouldings. The two doors open to reveal a fitted interior. Both the inside of the doors and all the drawer fronts are painted with landscapes depicting various rural views, some with figures, animals and classical buildings including a windmill.
In the 17th century several Flemish artists including Jasper van de Leyen supplied these charming panels to cabinet makers.
The central door opens to reveal a mirrored interior which is removable and reveals secret drawers at the rear.
Similar examples are in the collections of the Rijk’s Museum.
Height 34 ¾” (88cms) width 36”(91.5cms) depth 17 ¼” (44cms)