The Coin - Cabinet of the Dynasty of the Hohenzollern – A present made by the 1st German Chancellor Otto Fürst von Bismarck to the French Ambassador, the Count of St. Vallier
· A trois corps ·, circa 1750/ 60
nutwood, birchwood, maple, bog oak, padouk, coloured hornbeam, box on spruce and carvings of nutwood
provenance: Hohenzollern-Hechingen Castle (prince-regents of Hohenzollern-Hechingen),
184 x 195 x 80 cm
This is the cabinet of Prince Joseph Friedrich Wilhelm von Hohenzollern-Hechingen, which he commissioned in 1750/60 for the safekeeping of coins, medals, important documents and other treasures. By succession this furniture became Royal-Prussian property in Berlin and - in the late 80ies of the 19th century - it was made a present by the famous 1st German Chancellor Otto Fürst von Bismarck to the French Ambassador, the Count of St. Vallier.
The cabinet´s veneers display a rich variety of lumbers such as nut wood, birchwood, maple, bog oak, padouk, coloured hornbeam, box as well as carvings of nut tree. Above all there is an exceptional locking mechanism which was singular in its time.
It is this unique combination of characteristic style and quality with Royal provenance that makes this furniture an absolute rarity.
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