An Exceptional 18th Century Inlaid Fruitwood German Baroque Commode, Circa 1740
The rectilinear shaped walnut case richly decorated overall with marquetry & parquetry fruitwood inlays, the top depicting a boar hunt replete with huntsmen & deutsche dog (boarhounds), the corners illustrating various other wild game i.e., birds, rabbits & foxes.
All three conforming drawers retain their original pulls & escutcheons, the bottom drawer fitted with its original lock mechanism, the remaining two locks were previously removed but have been retained. Raised overall on four robust albeit later, hand carved supports.
Dimensions, 32.75” high x 45.5” wide x 24” deep.
An exceptional mid 18th C inlaid fruitwood German Baroque commode, circa 1740
The Estate of Baron Karl von Wendt - Papenhausen (1937-2006)
The origins of the Von-Wendt family can be traced back to the 16th century. Baron Karl von Wendt was the son of Carl Josef Freiherr von Wendt. After his father’s death in 1942, Karl became the sole heir to the family estate & home Gevelinghausen Castle located in Papenhausen Westphalia, as well as other significant properties in the outlying areas, including some land holdings in Canada. In his early years Karl von Wendt became a serious car enthusiastic, and from 1959 to 1971 he raced professionally in karting, touring, sports cars and Formula 3. His greatest successes included the 1967 European Championship title driving in a Porsche 911, and placed 2nd in the 1966 Nations Cup. He later formed his own racing team under the name German BG Racing Team, which included several well-known German drivers including Helmut Marko, Rolf Stommelen, Gerhard Mitter and others.
After his racing career, he occupied his time pursuing various projects both in Germany as well as in Canada, where he had inherited property through his family. In 1985 he emigrated to Canada where he took up residence until his death in 2006.
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Ernest Johnson Antiques
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