Black Lacquer Queen Anne Japanned Dressing Table, England, circa 1750

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This is a rare form in warpage decorated lacquer surface and a delicate table that is certainly a survivor. The original top retains its first decorative chinoiserie embellishments, as do the drawers, sides and back. Looking at the images, one sees a voluptuously shaped skirt with strong hoofed Queen Anne cabriole legs. It’s enjoyable to see the gentle war page which has occurred over time to its original top. The cut-out in the front apron is quintessentially Queen Anne and very smartly stylized. The drawer layout is typical of this form. Black lacquered furniture with Chinese motifs is well illustrated in the literature (see below). A related worktable can be found in our inventory (search 1stdibs for sw00385). The brasses are period replacements, however, no new holes were drilled, and all parts are original. (See construction images). These pieces are very decorative alongside an upholstered chair or against a wall, accommodating lamps nicely.
Of the Period
Queen Anne
Place of Origin
United Kingdom
Date of Manufacture
circa 1750
Materials and Techniques
27 in. H x 30 in. W x 19.5 in. D
69 cm H x 76 cm W x 50 cm D
Dealer Location
Providence, RI
Number of Items
Reference Number
Stanley Weiss Collection
212 Fourth St.
Providence RI 02906
(401) 314-4915
1stdibs Dealer since 2011 Located in Providence, RI
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