A 19th Century Cabinet on Stand
A 19th Century Cabinet on Stand
A 19th Century Cabinet on Stand

A 19th Century Cabinet on Stand

19th century Netherlands

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The cabinet with canted corners, surmounted by a tympan filled with the portrait of Admiral de Ruyter and scrolling foliage, below a pair of doors painted with seabattles, the lower part with two drawers painted with seabattles as well, the sides painted with the provincial crests of Zuid-Holland, Zeeland, Overijssel en Friesland and further scroll work in gold against black ground. The stand on four legs with x-rail, the upper part painted with scrolling foliage and trelliswork in gold against black ground again with canted corners
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On 24 March 1607 Michiel Adriaenszoon de Ruyter was born in Vlissingen. He first went to sea at an early age. From there he climbs up from deckhand to skipper. After a career in whaling, privateering and merchant shipping he was asked to enter the service with the Admiralty of Zealand.

De Ruyter is best known for his role in major naval battles. In battles against Spaniards, Frenchmen and Englishmen and hijackers he turns out to have an excellent insight. Because of his successes, he was eventually appointed commander-in-Chief of the Dutch fleet. His most famous action was the Raid on the Medway in England.

In 1676 De Ruyter dies, 69-years-old, in the fight against the French at Syracuse. He is the most famous and one of the most skilled admirals in Dutch history.
Pieter Hoogendijk

Pieter Hoogendijk
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