Small Lacquered Cabinet
A Chinese export black and gilt lacquered cabinet, 19th century
The carved cornice painted with flowers, above two doors decorated with chinoiserie scenes opening to five drawers
The sides with gilt floral design
Top and back plain black
H 49 cm x L 37,5 cm x l 19,5 cm (19" 1/4 x 14" 3/4 x 7" 11/16)
The present cabinet is a fine example of mid-19th century furniture made in China specifically for the European market.
Furniture and works of art were exported from China to London in large quantities from the early 17th century through the East India Company.
See similar cabinet at 1stdibs (ref. LU84959401533), asking price USD $2,875.