A rare late 17th century Wunderkammer – a magnificent cabinet, for collections of exotic and rare objects. Itself, conceived as a magnificent and rare object, veneered in exotic Pacific red tortoiseshell, ebony, walnut and gilt copper repousse.
Diorama / Wunderkammer of Berlin
Artist: Astrid Rave
Manufacturer: Mertin’s Idea Workshop Size: 260 x 170 x 54 mm
In a miniature factory in Neukölln, Berlin street scenes are reproduced as diorama in three-dimensional work according to the ideas of the sculptor and occupational therapist Astrid Rave. Astrid Rave works in the area of Berlin psychiatry.
The design of the sculpture is the compensation to the job. On many walks, she is inspired by the city’s vibrancy and thus strives to translate her own madness into extraordinary ideas, such as the construction of small boxes with lids containing colorful details from Berlin. The dioramas are made by hand, & all are unique.
Price inc GST $120
An exceptional pair of Roman console tables, of Sicilian jasper, alabastro fiorito & pentallic marble, supported by leopard monopodia. The form taken from designs of Percier & Fontaine in Paris c 1802, and the detail from Roman fragments of leopard head consoles (monopodiae).
A fine English Regency period small table, well fitted with a pair of slim drawers to one end & a deep drawer to the other, the fronts with dummy drawers. Well crossbanded & inlaid, the fine reeded legs & idiosyncratic form relate closely to examples designed by Gillows of Lancaster.
A RARE AND FINE PAIR OF ENGLISH GEORGE III PERIOD LIBRARY GLOBES,