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A Chinese Export Lacquer Table Cabinet with Gold Decoration Circa 1850.

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Reference: Jb 113  

Description:

A Chinese Lacquer table cabinet. The  doors are structured with a raised surround and central ovals. It is decorated all over in gold. 

The background is painted in stylised tendrils, and the ovals in oriental figures relaxing in pavilioned gardens. The theme of figures in gardens continues on the sides. This is a charming composition, which responded to the European dream of the fabulous Cathay , that is China and other Eastern countries, which were perceived as wondrous lands of mythical beauty. (See our book Antique Boxes, Tea Caddies, and Society -- 1700--1880, ISBN: 0764316885  Antigone Clarke & Joseph O'Kelly, A Schiffer Book for collectors  Chapters 3, 5, 15 and figures in these chapters).

Size: 13.2x7.8, 13.5 tall. 33.2cmx20cm, 34.2cm tall.

Circa: 1850.

 

 

A Chinese Export Lacquer Table Cabinet with Gold Decoration Circa 1850. Enlarge Picture

 

Condition: Cracks and losses. Repairs near escutcheon. Worn a little on sides, a lot on top. This is often the case where the soft gold is rubbed by years of use.  

 

A Chinese Export Lacquer Table Cabinet with Gold Decoration Circa 1850. Enlarge Picture

The background is painted in stylised tendrils, and the ovals in oriental figures relaxing in pavilioned gardens. The theme of figures in gardens continues on the sides. 

This is a charming composition, which responded to the European dream of the fabulous Cathay , that is China and other Eastern countries, which were perceived as wondrous lands of mythical beauty. 

 

A Chinese Export Lacquer Table Cabinet with Gold Decoration Circa 1850. Enlarge Picture

The theme of figures in gardens continues on the sides. 

 

Inside the cabinet has five drawers 

A Chinese Export Lacquer Table Cabinet with Gold Decoration Circa 1850. Enlarge Picture

 

This is a charming composition, which responded to the European dream of the fabulous Cathay, that is China and other Eastern countries, which were perceived as wondrous lands of mythical beauty. 

A Chinese Export Lacquer Table Cabinet with Gold Decoration Circa 1850. Enlarge Picture

 

A Chinese Export Lacquer Table Cabinet with Gold Decoration Circa 1850. Enlarge Picture

This is a charming composition, which responded to the European dream of the fabulous Cathay, that is China and other Eastern countries, which were perceived as wondrous lands of mythical beauty. 

 

A Chinese Export Lacquer Table Cabinet with Gold Decoration Circa 1850. Enlarge Picture

 Worn a little on sides, a lot on top. 

 

The background is painted in stylized tendrils, and the ovals in oriental figures relaxing in pavilioned gardens. 

A Chinese Export Lacquer Table Cabinet with Gold Decoration Circa 1850. Enlarge Picture

 

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