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18th Century George III Bow-Fronted Chinoiserie Gilt Bordered, Tortoiseshell Lacquered Hanging Corner Cupboard Decorated with Figures & Landscapes C.1790 (1 of 36)
W&W Antiques
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Based in stunning Perthshire, Scotland, near Crieff we (Mr & Mrs W) are passionate about quality antique items with great design and evident craft, predominantly from the 18th, 19th and early 20th century. In particular, we enjoy period items reflecting the beautiful design and aesthetic changes from the decorative arts, from circa 1850 - 1960. Including the Aesthetic Movement, Art Nouveau, Arts & Crafts Movement (In particular of Scottish origin), Modernism, Art Deco and Streamlining. We also enjoy the great craft and quality construction in folk art and vernacular items from across Europe. In particular, Scandinavian decorative items from the 18th and 19th Century. We enjoy being analytical in our approach and supporting our stock with background research, provenance and history through researching the items, the period, designers and retailers. We often hunt the country from our Scottish location, but routinely search from Lancashire and Yorkshire as well as buying trips further afield to supply items online. We also like to take on items that particularly interest us from earlier periods, dependent on our fascination for an object. We are always learning, and happy to share knowledge gained, so please do get in touch. Thanks for viewing our selection of stock, we are always pleased to see items pass through our hands to new owners and homes as antiques remain a great green recyclable purchase! Please visit us at: https://www.wandwantiques.com/ Please follow us on: https://www.instagram.com/wandw_antiques/

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18th Century George III Bow-Fronted Chinoiserie Gilt Bordered, Tortoiseshell Lacquered Hanging Corner Cupboard Decorated with Figures & Landscapes C.1790

REF: 1994 - 190220 / LA193949
£895
€1045
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Description
For sale is a highly decorative Georgian Bow-fronted hanging corner cupboard in tortoiseshell lacquer (red and black dappled) from 1770-1810. - This simple and beautiful cupboard remains solid, stable and entirely functional in original condition circa 250 years after construction in the Chinoiserie style of the 1700s. - This specific style of cupboard is *Referenced/pictured in: "Millers - Furniture Antique Checklist by Richard Davidson, (1991)" as from circa 1770 onwards. - The Georgian bow-fronted cupboard has blind doors (solid rather than glazed), which were popular through the 18th Century. These corner cupboards were made in a variety of timbers including walnut, mahogany, oak and fruitwoods, with secondary pine wood used as the carcass for the construction andsimply painted. It is reported by Millers, that the backboards being softwood often shrink and split due to changes in temperature and were tape/canvas soaked in glue as a standard method of stabilising such boards (this cabinet has exactly this method as shown in the photographs to both rear quarters potentially some centuries ago. - The hanging cupboard has a gilt painted border and decoration throughout, which frames the raised landscape decoration of pagodas, figures and animals. - The background throughout is an imitation tortoiseshell pattern of red and black lacquer which provides a warm feel, on top of which the gilt chinoiserie raised decoration is overlaid. - The bow-fronted cabinet has exquisite original decorative pierced butterfly hinges and decorative lock in place (but no key). - Three internal shelves plus the base of the cupboard, the top shelf is cutaway to enable a decanter or potentially tea-caddy in period. - The internal surfaces of the cupboard have been painted in a Chinese red at some point in the 250 year history. - The top of the cupbaord has two brass brackets over-painted over many decades to hang the corner cupboard, you can also see the history of house walls and painting through the years where paint along the edge of the cupboard remains when not in place. - The back panel also has two holes where previous screwing to the wall has taken place. - The lacquer is in remarkably good condition given the age of the item and remains consistent throughout, the gilt coloured decoration is strong across the cupboard and presents well. - Some touching up of the faces of two figures on the right door looks to have been undertaken previously. - We have deliberately not attempted to clean any of the pierced brass work/hinges/locks to retain its condition. - This cupboard can also be floor standing, as the doors open without catching the floor due to the decorative lip. **The cupboard is photographed on a green earthenware block, not included in the sale, it is for display purposes only.

measurements

Height:
92 CM
Width:
57 CM
Depth:
38 CM

declaration

W&W Antiques has clarified that the 18th Century George III Bow-Fronted Chinoiserie Gilt Bordered, Tortoiseshell Lacquered Hanging Corner Cupboard Decorated with Figures & Landscapes C.1790 (LA193949) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being 1790

condition

Please consider the photographs and description as a great record of the condition of this antique item in original condition.

additional info

Origin:
Artisan:
-
Date of Manufacture:
1790

delivery

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location

This 18th Century George III Bow-Fronted Chinoiserie Gilt Bordered, Tortoiseshell Lacquered Hanging Corner Cupboard Decorated with Figures & Landscapes C.1790 is located in Crieff, United Kingdom

Dealer Information:

W&W Antiques

Crieff, United Kingdom