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Regency Chinoiserie Decorated Penwork Box with Swing Handle, circa 1810

$2,750

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Regency chinoiserie decorated penwork sewing box with swing handle, circa 1810. With original paper lined interior. The central cartouche is decorated with a whimsical, imaginary, semi-tropical scene of two men wearing oriental clothing standing in a garden with a pagoda, ferns and palm trees. The side panels have leaf and floral decoration. Chinoiserie scenes reflected the European fascination with unseen distant lands like Japan and China. Penwork was used to create designs on furniture and accessories of the late 18th and early 19th century. It was heavily influenced by publications illustrating archaeological finds at Herculaneum and Pompeii. Sir William Hamilton (1730-1803) who was British Envoy to the King of the Two Sicilies at Naples from 1764-1801, collaborated to publish his considerable collection of Antiquities. The plates, drawn in great detail by Giuseppe Bracci, were sources for the classical motifs often seen in penwork design of the period.

Details

  • Dimensions
    Height: 10 in. (25.4 cm)Width: 12 in. (30.48 cm)Depth: 8 in. (20.32 cm)
  • Style
    Regency (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1810
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    valatie, NY
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU846317947322

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    Ships From: Valatie, NY
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