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    Sale 5366

    Christie's Interiors- Style & Spirit

    23 September 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 460

    A JAPANESE EXPORT 'NAGASAKI' BLACK LACQUER AND MOTHER-OF-PEARL INLAID SECRETAIRE

    EARLY 19TH CENTURY

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    A JAPANESE EXPORT 'NAGASAKI' BLACK LACQUER AND MOTHER-OF-PEARL INLAID SECRETAIRE
    EARLY 19TH CENTURY
    Decorated throughout with flowers, blossoming trees and birds, with a frieze drawer the panel of the fall depicting a palace within a landscape, enclosing a fitted interior with an arched recess and arrangement of six drawers flanked by two secret drawers above further panel doors enclosing three long drawers
    59½ in. (151 cm.) high; 38 in. (97 cm.) wide; 19 in. (48 cm.) deep


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    Nagasaki, the techinque of colourful shell inlay on a black lacquer ground, was produced under Dutch instruction in Nagasaki from the late eighteenth century. The colourful decoration of floral and bird motifs follow the conventional Nagasaki designs of the period.

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