Antwerp Ebonised Embroidered Casket 1650 Stumpwork Embroidery 17th Century Xviie
An Antwerp circa 1650 ebonised table cabinet embellished with needlework panels. The exterior plain with brass side carrying handles and raised on pear shaped bone feet, the front enclosed by a pair of doors with gilded cartouche escutcheon complete with key. Everything on this casket is untouched and has no repairs and handles feet interior all date to 1650. The interior of the doors with a pair of silk needlework panels of vases of flowers revealing an arrangement of six drawers disguised as eight the centre drawer fitted with a mirror, the other seven each with a raised needlework panel including phoenix, peacock, two dolphins, a lamb and two others, the drawers uniformly lined in red silk, 36 x 20 x 32cm. The drawers remain in excellent condition with the needlework still in wonderful condition , with work done in coloured silks and metal threads , the needlework vases on the interior doors are good with some minor loss shown in the pictures , all you would expect from a 400 year old casket.
This cabinet can be confidently attributed to Antwerp and the first half of the 17th century. Three similar cabinets are discussed in an article by Vibeke Woldbye -Sharloth's Cabinet , Furniture History Society Journal XX1 (1985). The item "ANTWERP EBONISED EMBROIDERED CASKET 1650 STUMPWORK EMBROIDERY 17TH CENTURY XVIIE" is in sale since Monday, October 5, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Fabric/Textiles\Embroidery". The seller is "wildcornflower" and is located in isle of wight.
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- Type/ Features: Embroidery