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A PAIR OF GEORGE II STYLE CHINESE LACQUER AND BLACK AND GILT-JAPANNED DISPLAY CABINETS
A PAIR OF GEORGE II STYLE CHINESE LACQUER AND BLACK AND GILT-JAPANNED DISPLAY CABINETS

LATE 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY, REUSING EARLIER PANELS OF CHINESE LACQUER

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A PAIR OF GEORGE II STYLE CHINESE LACQUER AND BLACK AND GILT-JAPANNED DISPLAY CABINETS
Late 19th/early 20th century, reusing earlier panels of Chinese lacquer
Each with domed cresting with trellis bordered opening, fretwork sides and galleries above a pagoda-form section and open shelf with trellis borders with conforming section below, all backed with lacquer panels on stands with square section legs and pierced spandrels
83 in. (211 cm.) high, 40 in. (102 cm.) wide, 14 in. (35.5 cm.) deep (2)

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The form of these cabinets is based on Thomas Chippendale's designs, published in his The Gentleman and cabinet-Maker's Director, 1754-1762. They relate to various designs for 'China Shelves' illustrated in the third edition of 1762, pl. CXLII and CXLIII. Several eighteenth century examples attributed to Chippendale, each displaying this characteristic pagoda cresting, are illustrated in A. Coleridge, Chippendale Furniture, London, 1968, pls. 281-284.
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