Extraordinary English Chinoiserie Panelled Armoire

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English armoire made from 18th century Chinese export panels, with detailed, carved and gilded wood and gesso base. The armoire dates from the early 19th century. The green lacquered coloration is rare, reputedly reserved for Chinese royalty. The interior was probably re-constructed, and has four shelves and two lower drawers. The left door has slide locks in the top and bottom.

Details

  • Of the Period
    Chinoiserie
  • Place of Origin
    England
  • Date of Manufacture
    Early 19th Century
  • Period
    19th Century
  • Materials and Techniques
    Lacquered   Wood
    Carved
    Gilt
    Wood
    Giltwood
    Gesso
  • Condition
    Good. The armoire is in good overall condition; there have been some minor repairs to the lacquered surfaces; some wood shrinkage and warping; original lock has been replaced..
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses.
  • Dimensions
    85 in. H x 48.5 in. W x 21 in. D
    216 cm H x 123 cm W x 53 cm D
  • Seller Location
    Pembroke, MA
  • Number of Items
    1
  • Reference Number
    LU83851238774
About the Seller

1stdibs seller since 2007

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Located in Pembroke, MA

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