Eger. Casket with flowers and fruits relief intarsia. XVII century Bohemia

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 EGER casket with relief intarsia panels decorated with fruit motifs.

2 panel on the front , 1 panel on left and one on the right. Each showing beautiful flowers .

 17th century Bohemian low relief intarsia work. 
Similar flowers could be find in a casket, attributed to Adam Eck from Metropolitan museum. (See item on MET internet site 



Ebony, ebonised pear-wood and different woods, gilded bronzes.
Eger (Germany) Now Cheb (Czech Republic)
17th century.

With key.

Historical note:

The city of Eger in Bohemia, now Cheb in Czech Republic, specialized from the first half of the 17th century in the production of furniture and decorative pieces carved in low relief and constructed from different colored woods. This art was carried on in the same family across generations and some of the most popular workshops were those of Johann Georg Fischer (1587-1669) and Adam Eck.