A Dutch 17th Century Cuboard
A Dutch 17th Century Cuboard
A Dutch 17th Century Cuboard

A Dutch 17th Century Cuboard

c. 1672 Netherlands

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A two-door cabinet with two drawers and ball feet, decorated with raised panels and carvings. The decoration on the doors and along the canted corners consists of festoons of flowers, fruits, leafs, birds and small monkeys. The oversailing cornice centred by a pierced and carved medallion of putti amongst flowers holding a crown. The frieze carved with a double coat of arms above a dove with spreading wings between two figures.

The cabinet was probably made as a wedding gift from Jan Brakel to Johanna Vrijmoet in 1672 te Hilligersberg.
The coat of arms on the left showing three dogsheads, belongs to Jan van Brakel, a famous navy officer.The one on the right, devided in four quarters depicting twice three six-pointed stars, and twice a climbing lion, belongs to his spouse, Johanna Vrijmoet. These coat of arms are also displayed on the frames of the portaits of this couple, painted by Daniel Haringh. These portraits are now in the Stichting van Pallandt collection in Keppel.
Jan (Johan) van Brakel was born in 1638 as the son of Captain Cornelis van Brakel, of the Admirality of Amsterdam, and Anna de Wilde. As his father befor him, his career was in the navy, and he took part in many maritime actions. But most famous he became as part of Michiel de Ruyters fleet during an attack on the Medway in 1667, known in history as 'The Medwaydisaster". Goal was to damage the English fleet, and to take down the defences of the island Sheppey. During these events,in which the navy succeeded very well, although it was Van Brakel forbidden to plunder the island by Cornelis de Witt, his men did so. For this, Van Brakel was arrested.
Pieter Hoogendijk

Pieter Hoogendijk
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