FRENCH 18TH CENTURY STYLE JAPANESE CABINET

French 18th century style Japanese cabinet

Cabinet frame made by Vosges with the use of antic lacquer panels.

These panels were part of a damaged screen.

Solid Oak and plywood frame, lacquer finishings

 

The taste for oriental decoration grew in France in the middle years of the 18th century.

The demand for lacquer was so great that dealers in luxury goods (marchands-merciers) dismantled Japanese cabinets and Chinese Coromandel screens imported in earlier years.

Cabinet-makers re-used the lacquer panels to fabricate new French furniture.

East Asian lacquer continued to influence European art throughout the later 19th and the 20th centuries.

 

Source: Wikipedia

Photo: Thomas Hennocque