AN IMPORTANT AND POSSIBLY UNIQUE DUTCH POLYCHROME LACQUERED CHINOISERIE CABINET ON STAND
Holland or West-Friesland, circa 1700
The pine-wood cabinet japanned in black, gold, green, red, blue and white on a black ground, on four legs with stretcher, the two doors identically decorated with chinoiserie figures engaged in various pastimes in landscapes with pagodas under curtains raised by two angels, inside arched frames of continuous scrolling vines, below the doors a wide drawer, decorated with flowers and birds, the cupboard raised on baluster shaped legs with a stretcher, the sides decorated with flowers, birds and butterflies.
H. 210 x W. 180 x D. 60 cm
Private collection, the Netherlands
The cabinet has been minutely restored and was in an extremely good condition when discovered. Only minor losses of the lacquer have been filled in, and the varnish has been renewed.