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A FRENCH GILT METAL MOUNTED KINGWOOD AND VERNIS MATIN VITRINE
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A FRENCH GILT METAL MOUNTED KINGWOOD AND VERNIS MATIN VITRINE

CIRCA 1900, OF LOUIS XV STYLE

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A FRENCH GILT METAL MOUNTED KINGWOOD AND VERNIS MATIN VITRINE
CIRCA 1900, OF LOUIS XV STYLE
The glazed door and side panels enclosing a velvet-lined interior and two glass shelves, all above a painted panel of a courting couple in the countryside
72 in. (183 cm.) high; 28 in. (71.2 cm.) wide; 11½ in. (29.3 cm.) deep
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In 18th century France, the Martin Brothers offered new ways of using colour in furniture decoration. In the 19th century, revivals of rococo styles stimulated a revival in the use of an imitation Vernis Martin carried out by specialists. The most popular designs, especially favoured for the decoration of vitrines, were copied or derived from the work of 18th century painters such as Watteau, Boucher and Fragonard.

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