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Impressive Viennese Cabinet, in „Makart-Style"

last 3rd of the 19th Century

An impres­sive piece, designed in Makart” (named after the great Malerfürst”/“painting prince” Hans Makart 1840 – 1884) or Vien­nese Ringstrassen” style; in wal­nut and burl wood veneer, the inside in oak.

The low­er part, raised on six bun feet, has one big cen­ter and two slight­ly re-entrant flank­ing doors with fine mar­quetry flo­ral and foli­ate inlays, applied with out­set flut­ed, ebonized pilasters and fine­ly carved capitals; 

a white, light grey veined, mould­ed mar­ble top above three pal­mettes dec­o­rat­ed frieze draw­ers; four small columns and leaf dec­o­rat­ed volutes divide the upper mid­dle part in three sec­tions of re-entrant ebonized framed, inlaid panels. 

The upper part beau­ti­ful­ly dec­o­rat­ed with fine­ly elab­o­rat­ed columns, two shelves and two flank­ing pan­eled cab­i­net doors with fine mar­quetry inlays of vas­es on pedestals issu­ing flow­ers and leaves in ebonized frames, a pal­mette frieze above; the arched ped­i­ment with mould­ed cor­nice, greek key motive frieze and inlay dec­o­ra­tion is flanked by two balustrade sec­tions and amphorae.

The archi­tec­tur­al draft of this stun­ning cab­i­net sig­nif­i­cant­ly reflects the grand design of the Ringstrassen-Palais” in Vien­na. An inter­est­ing detail is that some of the renowned Ringstrassen” city palaces archi­tects also designed the fur­ni­ture for those places, often based palace’s actu­al façade style.

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Viennese Cabinet H: 286 cm, W: 210 cm, D: 80 cm
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