Group of reported objects
Material / Technique
Ebony & Copper / Copper-gilt fittings
Ebony jewelry chest with copper gilded fittings in cut-out technique (opus interrasile). Simple box shape with profiled base and profiled lid. The box is covered on all sides with red velvet; on the front and on the lid copper-gilt fittings in cut-out technique with scrollwork and grotesque in the manner of Cornelis Bos. On the lid there are also five symmetrically placed relief and gilded cartridges with reverse glass paintings ("Spiegelmalereien"); in the four outer and the center directed colorful birds, in the middle cartouche an owl. The front of the chest can be folded down and behind it is a façade richly decorated with drawers, the framework of which is covered with etched ornamental ribbons. The drawers (made of oak wood) also have copper-gilt fittings over red velvet on their obverse and show variations of the above-described movement with zoomorphic and antropomorphic grotesques. On the sides of the chest each a handle formed from two herms to carry.
1941 Brüschwiler, Eugen, Munich, to GNM