Luxury Design, Past & Present
An exclusive and monumental Augsburg pietre dure inlaid and pietre paesine cabinet on stand.
Ebony, ebonised pearwood, different marble specimen, pietre paesine (ruin - marble).
In the 17th century, the use of the Italian pietre paesine or landscape stone ('Arno Lineato'), was employed for its decorative effect suggesting seas, ruins and rivers.
South German, 17th century and later.
Original stand. Twenty drawers, 1 key.
Provenance : Private Collection Belgium.
-) Lemmers-Danforth Collection, Wetzlar (Germany)
-) Wiener Neustadt Neukloster
-) Sotheby's, London, 13 dec 2000 ; Lot 197
-) National Museum - Nuremberg (Germany)