Exquisite 17th c. North German Baroque Carved Oak & Wrough Iron Cupboard Armoire
An exquisite and rare antique 17th century carved oak German Baroque period cupboard having geometric designs throughout and carvings of birds, flowers and foliage with stunning wrought iron hardware. This amazing piece is quite unusual as its design’s functionality is based on that of trunks / chests of that period. The sleigh feet and wrought iron hardware on the side are indicative of trunks of the period, which allowed these pieces to be moved and transported more easily in times of danger, ie. fire, civil unrest, or war. As with trunks, this cupboard’s primary purpose therefore was to keep the house’s most valuable items that could be moved with the owner’s in case of need. Considering this early example is made from solid oak, it weighs probably around 400 lbs, so fully loaded it would have been a massive undertaking to move this!
If you are looking for that one stunning early European piece, this is definitely a one of a kind piece that will be the focal point to any room! The piece comes with a key and the locks work!
Do not hesitate to contact Dimitri at 609-240-4138 regarding this stunning piece or come to view it in person at our historic showroom located at 137 Stockton St., Hightstown, NJ 08520!
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Dimensions: 75.25 inches high, 25.75 inches wide / long and 76 inches deep.
Condition: Wear consistent with age and use. It has dents, nicks, chips, scratches, stains, old pest damage and mars associated with age. Later repairs and replacements in character with the piece’s age. The cupboard currently has two newer shelves installed and could also accommodate a bar to hang clothes from if that is desired. See pictures as they are a part of the condition report!
Shipping: Due to the size for this beautiful unique piece, professional packaging and shipping will require freight service. Email Dimitri or call me at 609-240-4138 with your zip code for an estimate in home (first floor) white glove service with insurance. Buyer will be responsible to pay shipping company directly for their delivery.