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A REGENCE GILTWOOD AND JAPANESE LACQUER TABLE EN CABARET
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A REGENCE GILTWOOD AND JAPANESE LACQUER TABLE EN CABARET

CIRCA 1725

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A REGENCE GILTWOOD AND JAPANESE LACQUER TABLE EN CABARET
CIRCA 1725
The lacquer panel depicting two oriental ducks, above a scrolling acanthus and shell-carved frieze, with a later drawer to the side, on acanthus-headed cabriole legs and hoof feet, inscribed in chalk to the underside of the drawer '12', re-gilt
26 in. (66 cm.) high; 24½ in. (62 cm.) wide; 15¾ in. (40 cm.) deep
Provenance
Supplied by Richard Himmel, Chicago.
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This type of table, known in the 18th Century as a table en cabaret or cabaret, was intended for the drinking of tea and coffee. Introduced into France in the late 17th Century, the great luxuries of tea and coffee became hugely fashionable, so firing the imaginations of the marchands-merciers to create furniture appropriate for their consumption. They usually incorporated lacquer, porcelain or faience, with the bases lacquered or gilded, though examples in wood are known to exist,such is that previously at Houghton Hall, Norfolk, sold Christie's London, 8 December 1994, lot 12, as well as others orig inally recorded in the collections of the marquis de Marigny and possibly also Madame de Pompadour.

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