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A CHINESE EXPORT LACQUER BUREAU CABINET

china , circa 1730 - 1740

An outstanding early 18th century Chinese export lacquer bureau cabinet.  The cabinet decorated throughout with scenes of figures in landscapes, the arched cresting over two mirrored doors enclosing an architectural interior with shelves, drawers, dividers and sliding panels, the lower section with a slant front revealing further drawers, and pocket drawers either side of a central door, over three graduated drawers, the sides similarly decorated, on a shaped apron.

Provenance

Private Collection, USA
 

Stock number

M11.116
Height: 94¹/₈ in (239.08 cm)
Width: 44⁷/₈ in (113.98 cm)
Depth: 25¹/₄ in (64.14 cm)
An outstanding early 18th century Chinese export lacquer bureau cabinet.  The cabinet decorated throughout with scenes of figures in landscapes, the arched cresting over two mirrored doors enclosing an architectural interior with shelves, drawers, dividers and sliding panels, the lower section with a slant front revealing further drawers, and pocket drawers either side of a central door, over three graduated drawers, the sides similarly decorated, on a shaped apron.
T. Clemmonson, ‘Some Furniture Made in China in the English Style, Exported from Canton to Denmark, 1735, 1737 and 1738’, Furniture History, 1985, pp. 174-177


 
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