Johannes Aebersold,
1737 - Berne - 1812

Bern, around 1760
measurements: 102cm x 65cm x 83cm

Softwood carcass with rhombus in cherrywood, rosewood ribbons, original locks and fittings

Here we find the (German-) Swiss version of such a piece of furniture which is simpler compared to the French. Johannes Aebersold was one of the most important of the Swiss, active in Berne. Many of his works, however, were falsely attributed to the two other great artisans of Switzerland in this epoch, Matthäus Funk and Christoph Hopfengärtner, which could now be corrected.

The diamond insert (in "Trellis" -Manier) is kept simple, but their funds show alternately darker or brighter shades. Characteristic for Aebersold were the exquisite proportions, which give his works a perfect balance in the look between solidity and elegance.


Hermann of Fischer: Johannes Äbersold (1737-1812). A Bernese player between Mathäus Funk and Christoph Hopfengärtner. Foundation Schloss Jegenstorf, Jegenstorf 2000 (exhibition catalog).

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