A Chinese export lacquer dressing mirror

A Chinese export lacquer dressing mirror

£9,500
Reference

1044

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.

Dimensions:

Height 84 cm / 33 332"
Width 41 cm / 16 332"
Depth 21 cm / 8 516"
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 & Emanuel, is illustrated on p.453.

Condition

The lacquer decoration in original condition, with some minor retouching, with some areas of loss of definition due to wear. The mirror plate original.

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