Rare 17th Century Oak Enfilade with Tortoiseshell and Ebony Inlays
C. 1630, Europe
Dallas, United States
This beautiful and rare three door enfilade buffet comes from northern Europe, most likely the Netherlands or Flanders. This type of furniture can also be called a Dresche. Along the back of the top, is a thin groove for displaying fine plates before being placed on the dining table. The plates would simply rest against the wall behind the enfilade. Flanders is the Dutch speaking area of Belgium that was an independent country in the mid-1600’s when this buffet was produced. During the Dutch G...