Dutch Armoire

Netherlands

18th Century

Dutch oak

This beautiful piece comes from the Netherlands. Standing at “”meters, the woodwork stands the test of time, as it was crafted in the 1700s in the Netherlands before being moved to Cape Town. The 18th-century style has been consistently the two main cupboard doors at the top, then two to three drawers at the button. The wood comes from old Dutch oak, which is distinguishable from Cape Dutch, more commonly made from stinkwood or yellow wood. Dutch Armoires have traditionally been given to bridal couples to store their linens and dishes in, and this particular piece was no different. The oak itself provides for strong support to the inlays at the crown and the skirt, showing off the woodworkers technique and skill.

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