A Rare Pair of French Display Cabinets in the Chinoiserie Manner

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Description

The wood frame ebonised, and paint decorated with Chinese motifs and trelliswork in polychrome and gilt; rising from cabriole legs with lions paw feet, having winged grotesque lion masks at the knees, the conjoining stretcher in a chinoiserie gilt highlighted lattice framework; the glazed doors with fitted interiors, and the angles issue pendant dragons; the roofs of stepped pagoda form, with imbricated ‘tiling’, decorated with addorsed finely carved gilt figures of pigtailed seated Chinese men in native costume. Capped by finialled towers with ‘shou’ life symbols inset into circular polychromed glass panels, and outswept tiling.
Circa 1870

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