Wall cabinet, Franz Xaver Fortner, 1844

Wall cabinet, Franz Xaver Fortner, 1844

eiken-, palissander- en ebbenhout, koper, tin, schildpad, hoorn, ivoor, parelmoer, h 72.5cm. More details

Various stylistic periods are here combined in a single piece of furniture. The inlay technique combining wood with metal revives the technique known as boullework, named after the renowned 17th-century French cabinetmaker André Charles Boulle, while the motifs – cuirasses, lances and banners – reflect the 19th-century’s enthusiasm for the Middle Ages.

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