Case Pieces

A North German Walnut Kas
17th Century

The stepped moulded oversailing cornice centred by a carved relief cresting, above a pair of doors with raised and stepped panels, the carved spandrels with figures, enclosing a plain interior, flanked and divided by carved pilasters headed by figural capitals, above a base drawer with raised panels, on bun feet. Doors are stamped.


Generalkonsul och Fru Karl Bergstens Fregaaende Kataloger ver deras Konstsammling, Stockholm, 1950, plate XI.

This type of armoire is generally known as Schapp. A nearly identical armoire is in the Landesmuseum Oldenburg (H. Kreisel et al., Die Kunst des deutschen Möbels, Munich, 1968, fig. 490), while a further closely related armoire is in the Politzer Collection, Trieste (E. Baccheschi, Mobili Tedeschi, Milan, 1969, p. 69).

The Bergsten Collection was formed between 1900-1950 by Karl Bergsten (d. 1953), who furnished his superb house in Stockholm in the manner of an 18th Century Grand Tour connoisseur. 


Consul General Karl Bergsten (d. 1953).

Works of Art from the Bergsten Collection
Le Trianon Fine Art & Antiques

Height 97 in. Width 103 in. Depth 38 in.

Inv#: Ar-Bu26
17th Century Armoires Cabinets