Trade chest of the Munich carpenters
- Oak, ivory, mother of pearl
- H. 44.5 cm
- Currently not on display
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- Acquired from the Munich and neighboring suburbs carpenter´s sickness and burial fund in 1917
Each guild had a chest in which the most important documents were kept such as guild regulations, lists of master craftsmen and precious items such as silverware. Official guild meetings could only be held when the chest was opened. This perfectly executed small piece of furniture made by Munich carpenters not only demonstrates how the craftsmen observed contemporary techniques, it also reveals their knowledge of geometry, artistic styles and the skills required for handling precious materials. Time and again, this craftsmanship demonstrated to their guild members the high quality standards of their own work.