19th Century Painted Carton Pierre Chest / Cellaret in the Adam Neoclassical Style (1 of 15)
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19th Century Painted Carton Pierre Chest / Cellaret in the Adam Neoclassical Style

REF: 2710 / LA312917
£1650
€1818
$2149
Description
A very unusual early 19th Century painted carton pierre chest / cellaret decorated in the Adam Neoclassical style on tapering legs. English Circa 1830. Extremely well decorated in the Neo-Classical style of Robert Adam retaining the original paintwork. Of rectangular form and decorated with bell flower mouldings and swags, the hinged cover with a pair of oval medallions each depicting a profile human mask flanking a central oval with cherubs, the sides centred by grotesque masks raised on tapering square legs. The interior with a velvet lining and to the rear of the cover having a hinged compartment. This unusual and very decorative chest has the appearance of a cellaret but does not benefit from carrying handles or castors as one would, which makes you think this chest may have been intended for storage purposes with the provision of a lock to deter the less scrupulous visitors and servants. The inclusion of the shallow compartment within the hinged top might suggest a useful compartment for private folios and deeds with the possibility of it looking like cellaret - wine cooler as a decoy. The decoration is in very good condition considering being of the 19th century with minor chips and looks to be papier-mâché often referred to as carton pierre. A decorative and intriguing chest. Dimensions Width 23 inches - 58.5cm Height 24 1/2 inches - 62.5cm Depth 16 inches - 41cm

measurements

Height:
24.5 in
Width:
23 in
Depth:
16 in
Length:
-
Diameter:
-
Weight:
-

declaration

Loveday Antiques has clarified that the 19th Century Painted Carton Pierre Chest / Cellaret in the Adam Neoclassical Style (LA312917) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being c 1830

condition

The decoration is in very good condition considering being of the 19th century with minor chips and looks to be papier-mâché often referred to as carton pierre.

additional info

Origin:
English
Artisan:
-
Date of Manufacture:
c 1830

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