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19th Century Painted Carton Pierre Chest / Cellaret in the Adam Neoclassical Style (1 of 11)
Loveday Antiques
UK

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19th Century Painted Carton Pierre Chest / Cellaret in the Adam Neoclassical Style

REF: 2710 / LA408606
£1,650
€1,948
$2,003
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Description
This is a very unusual early 19th Century antique painted carton pierre chest / cellaret decorated in the Adam Neoclassical style on tapering legs. 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. A decorative and intriguing chest.

measurements

Height:
62.5 cm
Width:
58.5 cm
Depth:
41 cm

declaration

Loveday Antiques has clarified that the 19th Century Painted Carton Pierre Chest / Cellaret in the Adam Neoclassical Style (LA408606) 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

Material:
Origin:
Artisan:
-
Date of Manufacture:
c.1830

delivery

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location

This 19th Century Painted Carton Pierre Chest / Cellaret in the Adam Neoclassical Style is located in Benington, United Kingdom