Item sold on 2017-09-26 - Shipped on 2017-11-07
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This spectacular walnut court cupboard from about 1890 descended in the family of a court jester to the Royal House of Denmark, and has traditional hand carved sculptures of jesters.
Only the jester could be totally honest with the king without repercussions, so the "official comedian" post was a great honor and an important post.
The artistry in this solid walnut cabinet from around 1890 shows remarkable detail. Carving in high relief includes a scene of singers and musicians. Faces and spiral columns are imposing.
The top of the base has been revarnished for durability. The rest of the finish is original and very well preserved with warm antique patina, waxed and buffed so that an occasional wipe with a soft dry cloth is all that is needed to maintain the warm luster. Cast brass hardware is original, hand dovetailed drawers have solid oak sides. Original door locks are double throw or turned twice.
In the center is a display gallery at the back. Beveled and shaped glass panes are original. A shelf in the upper section adjusts on wooden supports. This European heirloom furniture disassembles for easier moving.
Size is 65" wide, 24" deep, 95" tall and the top surface is 39" high.
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