A South German Baroque ebonised table cabinet
17th Century and later
The silver mounts (below Dutch legal alloy) most probably Augsburg with stepped top containing a small drawer above two doors opening to reveal a fitted compartment with twelve small drawers flanked by Solomonic columns above a wide drawer, all over fitted with elaborate white metal mounts. On a later Baroque-style stand.
H. 64 x W. 43.5 x D. 29.5 cm (cabinet)
H. 73.2 x 42.6 x 30 cm (stand)
The style of this cabinet with silver mounts was popularised by the silversmith Matthias Wallbaum (active 1590-1632), who settled in the city of Augsburg before 1579. The goldsmith’s guild of Augsburg was highly reputed for its excellency and the lavish commissions by the wealthy court of the Duke of Bavaria.