19th century Venetian rococo lacquer cabinet


19th century Venetian rococo japanned (‘lacquer’) cabinet.

H: 206 cm
D: 43.5 cm
W: 122 cm max.

BHA 1198

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An antique Venetian rococo japanned (or ‘lacquer’) cabinet.

This rare and sophisticated cabinet separates in two, with bombé and serpentine profiles.

The particularly fine and detailed lacquer* is executed on a blue-green ground and comprises raised gilt chinoiserie scenes of courtiers, pavilions, rockwork etc.

This bombé and serpentine-combined shape is also seen in German / N. Italian furniture of the mid-18th century. Our piece on offer is a little later, into the 19th century. Despite extensive research we have been unable to locate another comparable example.

*Also known as ‘japanned’.

In excellent condition and of compact dimensions. A chic antique – ready to enhance any interior.


From a private Irish collection.

V&A · Rococo – Victoria and Albert Museum



Die Kunst des deutschen Möbels. Spätbarock und Rokoko, Kreisel, Heinrich, C.H. Beck, 1970. Note illustrations of similar forms.