Chinese Lacquered Two-Door Cabinet

First Half 19th Century

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Description

A Chinese export cabinet of black lacquer with gold gilt decoration.

  • Decorated overall with characters alongside buildings and in hunting scenes.
  • Rectangular top above a recessed floral decorated frieze and a pair of doors, enclosing a shelf, with large etched brass lock-plate and hinges.
  • The sides with matching carrying handles.
  • Raised on bracket feet.
  • Property of a private New York collector.
  • This piece is final sale and not eligible for return.
Provenance

Christie's New York, 19 October 2000, lot 60

Condition Report
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With general overall marks, nicks, surface scratches, chips, small losses and repairs throughout consistent with age and use.

The three lacquer panels on each of the the front doors and the top with signs of infill and retouching to decoration.

The top lacquer panel with visible losses to gilt surface decoration particularly on raised figures and also with some losses to black ground on proper right side.

The top panel edge with a chip on proper left side, another on proper left corner and a few small losses to edges throughout.

Craquelure and general losses to gilt decoration throughout entire cabinet, commensurate with age and use.

A few of the engraved hinges lacking nails, but all intact and functional.

Overall a very attractive cabinet, sturdy and structurally sound, ready to use.

Dimensions
Height: 42 inches / 106.68 cm
Width: 39 inches / 99.06 cm
Depth: 20.5 inches / 52.07 cm
Materials
Lacquered Wood, Gilt Wood
Decorative Style
Asian Decorative Arts
Country of Origin
China
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