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Regency Chinoiserie Black Lacquer Dressing Mirror with Hand-Painted Mirror Plate

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  • Antique Regency Black Lacquer Cabinet with Marble Top and Mirrored Doors
    Located in London, GB
    A very decorative Regency period ebonised, brass inlaid and ormolu-mounted cabinet, with mirrored doors and Calacatta viola marble top, in the manner of James Newton. English, c. 1815 Why we like it One of the most elegant designs from the early 19th century, inspired by the ancient Egyptian motifs. The brass ball-feet and ormolu mounted columns are rare and unusual features, and the beautifully oxidised mirror plates and antique marble tops add to their timeless elegance. Attribution Designed in the early 19th century ‘antique’ manner, popularised by Percier and Fontaine and relate to patterns for 'Chiffoniers' and 'Drawing Room' pier tables published in George Smith's Collection of Designs for Household Furniture, 1808, pls. 114 and 122. Ebonised in the Egyptian taste and with the stylised palm-flowered pillars, relating to those of tripod torcheres in Thomas Hope's Household Furniture and Interior Decoration, 1807, pl. 22. Identical columns and ball-feet are seen on a group of pier cabinets, including a pair, sold Sotheby’s London, 29 June 2005, Lot 125, which is traditionally associated with the output of the London firm of James Newton. He labelled a suite of very similar chiffoniers sold from the collection of Maureen, Marchioness of Dufferin and Ava, Christie's, London, 25 March 1999, lots 320-321. While stylistically these cabinets relate to the pieces ascribed to James Newton, their constructional features, such as the use of cedar linings for the secretaire fittings, is relevant to the practice of another highly esteemed London firm of the Regency period, John McLean and Son. James Newton (1773-1821) Upholder and cabinet maker, trained in the celebrated workshops of Lawrence Fell and William Turton - business rivals of the great Thomas Chippendale - and, in the tradition of ambitious men, married the daughter of the latter, which in part accounts for his meteoric rise to prominence; executing commissions, inter alia, for Matthew Boulton at Soho House, the Earl of Jersey at Osterley, and Sir Gilbert Heathcote; familiar with the fashions of the Regency period, he is listed as a subscriber to Thomas Sheraton’s 1803 ‘Cabinet Dictionary’; a pair of chairs with close concordances to a design of Thomas Hope’s Household Furniture’ (plate 22), and bearing his label may be viewed at the Royal Pavilion Brighton...
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  • Set of 19th Century Chinoiserie Hand-Painted Wall Panels in Faux Bamboo Frames
    Located in London, GB
    A superbly decorative and rare set of four Chinoiserie wallpaper panels, exquisitely hand-painted with exotic birds and butterflies in the garden, on a pale pink background. Each panel is beautifully framed in a simulated bamboo frame. China, Canton, Qing dynasty, early 19th century. Why we like them The exquisite quality of decoration and the miraculous state of preservation for a decorative artwork on paper make these panels a truly rare find. The subtlety of colours, bold yet not garish, lend a 'noble' look to the piece. A superbly decorative and rare set of four Chinoiserie wallpaper panels, exquisitely hand-painted with exotic birds and butterflies in the garden, on a pale pink background. In faux bamboo frames. China, Canton, Qing dynasty, early 19th century. Why we like them The exquisite quality of decoration and the miraculous state of preservation for a decorative artwork on paper make these panels a truly rare find. The subtlety of colours, bold yet not garish, lend a 'noble' look to the piece. History Such luxurious items were popular in England during the height of fashion for oriental exoticism, called chinoiserie in Europe.  The young Prince of Wales (future King George IV) was often described as having a wildly extravagant taste in decorating his palaces. As early as 1801, the Prince had been completely taken by Oriental tastes and began to expand his existing Brighton retreat. Having been presented a gift of Chinese wallpaper, he ordered a Chinese Gallery to display the new paper. The 162-foot long room was contrived of painted glass decorated with flowers, insects, fruit and birds. The Prince's desire for additional structures in the Oriental manner resulted in commissioning the fashionable architect John Nash and the designer Frederick Crace...
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    Antique Early 19th Century Chinese Chinoiserie Decorative Art

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    Paper

  • Regency Oval Gilt Wall Mirror with Églomisé Border
    Located in London, GB
    A large oval wall mirror of the George III – early Regency period, in elegant giltwood frame with Églomisé (reverse-painted glass) border, English, circa 1800 Why we like it A wonde...
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    Antique Early 19th Century English Regency Wall Mirrors

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  • Pair of Regency Painted Armchairs
    By Thomas Sheraton
    Located in London, GB
    A charming pair of painted open armchairs dating back to the English Regency era, exquisitely hand-painted to simulate exotic timber and ornamented with neoclassical festive ribbons ...
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    Antique Early 19th Century English Regency Armchairs

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  • Green Chinoiserie Table Lamp
    Located in London, GB
    A very decorative Chinoiserie candlestick lamp, painted with oriental motifs on green ground. Probably English, mid-20th century. Decoration d...
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    Green Chinoiserie Table Lamp
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  • Pair of Regency Painted Klismos Chairs
    By Thomas Hope
    Located in London, GB
    A fine pair of bronze-painted and gilt side chairs of Klismos form English, circa 1825. Why we like them A timeless Klismos design, bea...
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    Antique Early 19th Century English Regency Chairs

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    Wood, Upholstery

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  • Silver Plated Travelling Dressing Mirror with Bevelled Plate, Maison Fenoux
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