18th century Venetian rococo lacquer cabinet.


18th century Venetian rococo japanned (‘lacquer’) cabinet.
C 1750-60.

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

BHA 1198

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An 18th century Venetian rococo japanned (‘lacquer’) cabinet.

This rare and sophisticated antique 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 bombe and serpentine-combined shape is also seen in German / N. Italian furniture of the mid 18th century.

*Also known as ‘japanned’.

Ca 1750-60. In excellent condition, of compact dimensions, and 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.