10 May 2006
This lot is offered without a reserve
A GEORGE II BLACK AND GILT-JAPANNED CABINET-ON-STAND
MID-18TH CENTURY, THE CABINET RE-USING EARLIER LACQUER PANELS AND DRAWERS
Decorated on the front of the panelled doors with a Chinoiserie landscape with pagodas, with engraved key-plates and hinges, the reverse of the doors and the sides of the cabinet decorated with exotic birds in a foliate landscape, the fitted interior copying a Chinese exemplar with letter racks and drawers, the stand with foliate decoration, pierced spandrels and chamfered legs on block feet, with scratched signature "X Brollu?"
61½ in. (156 cm.) high; 33¾ in. (86 cm.) wide; 20 in. (51 cm.) deep
Bryan Hall, Esq., Banningham Old Rectory, Snettisham, Norfolk.
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A later 18th century version of the design of the apron of the stand can be seen in the frieze of a japanned side table from the collection of Mrs. Marjorie Wiggin-Prescott, Christies, New York, 31 January 1981, lot 294.
This lot is offered without reserve. No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 15% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.
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