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1760 -1900
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Chinese Export Lacquer
Table Cabinet
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A Chinese Export Lacquer Table Cabinet with Gold Decoration Circa 1835
A good example of this type of work showing a composition of figures in an elaborate pavilioned garden. This is unusual in that the whole area is covered by a continuous scene.

 

Dimensions: 17" high including pediment, 12" and 7" deep.

Detail of man ib boat on the right hand side.
Detail of figures on top right.
Detail of carved wood and lacquered pediment.
Inside the cabinet has five drawers with turned bone handles.
Sides which continue the fine quality painting of the front.
Detail of side.
Detail of side.

For the historical context of this box read the relevant part of Antigone's Online Antique Box Book. If you click here you will go there.

  1999 Antigone Clarke and Joseph O'Kelly