Cabinet, Anonymous, c. 1700 - c. 1705

Cabinet, Anonymous, c. 1700 - c. 1705

oak, veneer of various kinds of wood, lacquer, shagreen, h 202.5cm × w 160.0cm × d 54.0cm. More details

A Dutch cabinetmaker made this fashionable piece of furniture by reusing lacquer from a Japanese chest that had fallen out of fashion. The incorporation of Japanese lacquerwork into Dutch pieces of furniture was a new phenomenon c. 1700, a practice that was subsequently adopted elsewhere in Europe.

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