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