A spectacular Renaissance style "Cabinet of Curiosities," or palatial display cabinet for a collector was hand crafted in Italy or Germany around 1890. These were called a "Kunstkammer" in German. The ebonized finish background has genuine hand painted porcelain mounts, signed on the back with the famous crossed sword signature of "Meissen" hand work from Germany.
The restored ebony finish is in very good condition, preserving various losses and restorations over the years.
There are numerous losses, cracks and restorations to the porcelain mounts, see photos. The hand mirror next to the figure on the crest has losses to the silvering. Interior mirrors have a little antique "smoke" to show their age.
Side glass panes are original and wavy, the door pane is later. The door and drawer have a working lock on this antique furniture. There are hand cut dovetail joints on the drawer and on on the back of the case.
For safer shipment, the porcelain feet are removable, the crown detaches and the crest of the crown is removable for safety.
Measurements are 37" wide tip to tip, 21" deep and 81" tall.
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