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A JAPANESE BLACK AND GOLD LACQUER CABINET
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A JAPANESE BLACK AND GOLD LACQUER CABINET

LATE 17TH CENTURY

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A JAPANESE BLACK AND GOLD LACQUER CABINET
LATE 17TH CENTURY
Decorated overall with island landscapes, pavillions and stylised birds, fitted with two doors enclosing ten drawers, the metalwork regilt
31 in. (79 cm.) high; 35½ in. (90 cm.) wide; 20½ in. (52 cm.) deep
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VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price and at 15% on the buyer's premium

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The beautiful golden landscape vignettes and richly chased escutcheons of this East India Company cabinet reflect the seventeenth century taste for furnishing bedrooms apartment in a more fanciful manner than the ebony black cabinets associated with the Louis IV court. Such cabinets were generally displayed on table-frames, which were often replaced by 19th century stump feet for their redisplay in fashionable parlours and drawing rooms.

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