Dutch Louis XVI wall cabinet with lacquered panels

Dutch Louis XVI wall cabinet with lacquered panels

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Offered by Kollenburg Antiquairs BV

A Dutch wall cabinet with a sober design and rich, exceedingly elegant decoration. The furniture is borne by four tapering, diagonally oriented legs with brass sabots. The two doors are decorated with square Chinese lacquered panels within elegantly drooping cartouches with ribbons, which themselves are placed within rectangular frames upon a satinwood plane. Above the doors is a drawer, which is divided into three planes. The middle plane is decorated with an oval seashell and contains the lock. The outer two planes feature drawer pulls. The diagonally placed stiles are also decorated with Chinese lacquerwork. The top and sides of the cabinet are soberly veneered with satinwood, sycamore and purpleheart, placed within frames.

Starting from the 17th century, when Oriental lacquerware was first brought to Europe by the Dutch East India Company, luxury Chinese and Japanese lacquered objects rapidly grew in popularity. From approximately 1660 onwards, continuing into the 18th century, many Oriental lacquered chests, cupboards and screens were dismantled to incorporate the most handsome sections as decorative panels in European-style furniture.


Private collection, Paris
ca. 1790
oak frame veneered with tulipwood, sycamore and palmwood, chinese lacquer, brass mounts
83 x 79 x 41 cm

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Kollenburg Antiquairs BV

Postbus 171
5688 ZK Oirschot
The Netherlands

+31 499578037
+31 655822218

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