18th-Century Still Life With Flowers, Fruit and Table

18th-Century Still Life With Flowers, Fruit and Table

An impressive 18th-century still life with an array of flowers, fruit and foliage. We imported the piece from Germany but it could be Dutch or Flemish.

This iconic style of still life was made popular by the Dutch old masters in the 17th-century when many of the flowers depicted were considered highly exotic and precious.

The artist has certainly been influenced by that period and this beautiful image pays homage to the golden age of flower painting.

The frame is probably original and retains small remnants of its 18th-century gilding. The corners are beautifully carved.

Medium: Oil on canvas
Overall size: 36½” x 40” / 93cm x 102cm
Year of creation: c. 1750
Provenance: Germany
Condition: Craquelure. A scratch towards the top middle. Frame with some age-related wear and losses to the gilding.

Conservation & History

We care profoundly about our role as custodians and every piece in the collection has been assessed by our conservator. When required, we undertake professional restoration carefully using reversible techniques and adopt a light touch to retain the aged charm of each work. We also restore frames rather than replace them as many are original and selected by the artists themselves.

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