Collectors Cabinet for Prints
Collectors Cabinet for Prints
Collectors Cabinet for Prints

Collectors Cabinet for Prints

000 Netherlands

Offered by Pieter Hoogendijk

US$240,000 usd
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Because of the pediment and pilasters this cabinet looks like the facade of a classical building. The two doors are divided into four planes separated by 5 pilasters. The middle pilaste is attached to the right door, and hides the separation between the two doors. Decorated with medallions of Mars and Venus with their attributes respectively referring to war and love. The Interior offers the possibility to store engravings on 23 shelves.

Large cabinets for storing collections were quite common in The Netherlands in the 18th century. The monumental, severe appearance is appropiate to the serious character of this kind of collection, moreover an exclusively male occupation.

This Cabinet is mentioned in: Cornelis Ploos van Amstel 1726-1798, Kunstverzamelaar en prentuitgever (fig. 21) as a very monumental artcabinet.
A similar cabinet, though larger and with different carved decoration, is in the Rijksmuseum of Amsterdam.

R.J. Baarsen, Dutch Furniture 1600-1800, Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, Amsterdam 1993, pp. 136-137, nr. 65.
M.D. Haga, De kunstkasten, in: Th. Laurentius e.a., Cornelis Ploos van Amstel 1726-1798, Assen, 1980, pp. 43-44, afb. 21.
A. Hofstede, Nederlandse Meubelen - van Barok tot Biedermeier 1700-1830, Zwolle, 2004, p. 162, nr. 266.
Height 270.00 cm (106.30 inches)
Depth 77.00 cm (30.31 inches)
Mahogany fineer
Pieter Hoogendijk

Pieter Hoogendijk
Amsterdamsestraatweg 31
1411 AW


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