In Collection: Cabinet Furniture
A 1781 museum quality hand painted cupboard is an example of Austrian art of craft at its best.
Such cupboards were originally made for the daughters of local prominent families on their marriage. The girls would take their families finest work to their new marital home to store precious linen and clothes. Each of these pieces would have very special meanings from the family and it has gone through many generations. Nowadays they are very collectible as examples can be seen in the castles of the Alps and in the museums of Northern Europe. They are made from pine trees from the forests of the Austrian Tyrol Mountains and are painted with flowers that grow in the region.
This piece was made 250 years ago, and it has still been kept in a very good condition. The central panel depicts fairy tales and religious story, the overall style and vivid colour gives a feeling of warmth and cosiness. This rare piece comes from Sir John Craven’s Family, who bought it from a businessman in Holland 30 years ago.
Category: Cabinet Furniture