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A Chinese export lacquer dressing mirror

£ 8,500

Category
Subcategory
Reference
1044
Height
84 cm (33")
Width
41 cm (16 1/4")
Depth
21 cm (8 1/4")
A rare early 19th century Chinese lacquer dressing mirror, in black lacquer with gilt chinoiserie decoration of vines and vignettes of pagodas and landscaped rocky gardens, the original detachable oval mirror surmounted by a cartouche, the stepped serpentine base retaining two sets of highly decorated lacquer boxes in superb condition.
Height
84 cm (33")
Width
41 cm (16 1/4")
Depth
21 cm (8 1/4")
Year
circa 1810
Country
China
Provenance
The Edward Parker Collection, Allencoates, Lancashire.
Literature
A similar example is illustrated in Carl Crossman's The China Trade and is in the collection of The Metropolitan Museum, New York. In Christopher Gilbert, Pictorial Dictionary of Marked London Furniture 1700-1840, an example retailed by the firm Town & Em