Transylvanian Saxon cupboard
© ASTRA National Museum Complex Sibiu
Material/ Technique: fir tree wood, metal, oil colours, cut, sawn with the fretsaw, joined, painted
Size: 52 x 83 cm

Ethnical group: Saxon
Region: Chirpăr, Sibiu County, Transylvania
Period of time: The first quarter of the 19 th century; dated: 1803

Utility: Piece of furniture, set on the wall between the two windows that look on the street; it covers the niche where food was preserved (sugar, oil, plum brandy); decorative and utilitarian function; placed in the guest room

Description: Rectangular shape; made up of a simple frame and a door; door provided with 2 metal hinges, it opens to the left; above the door there is a structure made from strips of wood which cross over each other with spaces between (lattices),
above the lattices is painted the inscription: MK 1803; chromatics: brown, red, green, white, blue; floral motifs: sunflower, carnation, peony;

Economic sector: Worked in a rural workshop;
Rare piece because of its structure, provided with lattices

Source: Wood. Metal Collection (Inventory No. 3913 L), Emil Sigerus Saxon Ethnography Museum. ASTRA National Museum Complex Sibiu