Description & Technical information

A rare and early black lacquer commode Paris, Louis XIV period, c. 1710 incorporating a ten-drawer lacquer cabinet, Japan, c. 1700

Cabinet: Spruce wood carcase, drawers decorated with "nashiji" lacquer (inside) and black lacquer with gold decoration, so-called "maki-e" (outside)
Commode: Pine wood carcase veneered in amaranth; gilt-bronze mounts; rouge griotte marble plate

For comparison:
Two Japanese cabinets, modified in France around 1715/20 at the Pagodenburg, Nymphenburg castle (cf. Brigitte Langer, Die Möbel der Schlösser Nymphenburg und Schleißheim, ed. by G. Hojer, Munich, 2000, cat. no 8 and 9, p. 75 ff)

Date:  1700/1710
Period:  1600-1750, 18th century
Origin:  Paris, Japan
Medium: Pine wood, Gilt-bronze mounts, Spruce wood, Black lacquer with gold decoration
Signature: Stamped 'DELORME' for Adrien Delorme (maître in 1748, active until 1783) as restorer.

Dimensions: 85 x 107 x 58 cm (33¹/₂ x 42¹/₈ x 22⁷/₈ inches)
Categories: Furniture