Art and Folk-Art
Antiek d' Eglantier in Amsterdam carries a select stock of 17th and 18th C. Dutch old master drawings, watercolours and gouaches, varying from topography to detailed studies of birds. Famous names such as Neijts, Holstein, Calraet, Rademaker, Santvoort, Pronk, Tavenier and Langendijk are represented.
We specialize in Folk-Art of the Low Countries. Here you can find examples of the craftsmanship of “ordinary people”. Like on the painted furniture from Friesland, especially Hindelopen, but also from Ameland, and Zaandam. Often with biblical and mythological themes. Also smaller objects such as bedstools, corner cabinets, childrens school boxes, footstoves, ironing boards, beautifully painted boxes and spice- and tobacco-barrels are on sale. But also “brocante” and “bric-a-brac” are there. Collectors can become excited when looking at “bavelaars”, “babbekistjes”, samplers and parts of the traditional dress in the Dutch provinces. Tiles dating back to the 16th, 17th and 18th C. in Delft blue, manganese or multicoloured please the eye, with pictures of animals, seacreatures and biblical scenes. But also a Frisian stoolclock and other Dutch clocks can be considered Folk-Art. A special corner is reserved for early Dutch brass tobacco-boxes with engraving of biblical, or nuptial scenes and of course the rather unsubtle texts to be found in abundance on the boxes of seafaring men. You can also find antique toys and games.
Another speciality forms our large collection of antique tools: dated and undated 18th C. Dutch planes, moulding planes, chisels, saws, and plumb-bobs. Squares, dividers, adzes, axes and nautical tools, they are all there. Even levels in all sorts. In short: level with us and pay a visit to our site!