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German 16th C Oak Livery Cupboard- Great Provenance!
Heavy frame and panel construction, entirely of thick solid oak. The 5 front panels from the Biblical Book of Genesis; the top three from left to right depicting God creating Eve as Adam sleeps, Adam & Eve with the tree and serpent, and Adam & Eve being cast out of the garden. The lower panels depict Cain and Abel, with the right panel depicting Cain slaying Abel. The large central panel is a door with later 17th C lock and pierced iron hinges, with red velvet backing. Linenfold back and side panels; the upright frames with applied split turnings. Solid top with molded cornice. A central drop finial depicts a crouching man in 16th C attire, possibly depicting the cabinet’s maker. Some later alterations, repairs, and restoration as typically found with furniture of this great age. Height 61 ˝", width 42", depth 20". Provenance: Royal House of Hanover, Schloss Marienburg, sold at Sotheby’s Hanover Sale, October, 2005.
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