Description & Technical information

The cabinet retains virtually all the japanned decoration, with some restored areas, and most of the original gilding.

Date:  circa 1680
Period:  Charles II
Origin:  English
Medium: Japanned
Dimensions: 166 x 109 x 57 cm (65³/₈ x 42⁷/₈ x 22¹/₂ inches)
Provenance: Sir Spencer C. Ponsonby Fane, England;
M. Harris & Sons, London, England;
Private collection, England;
Private collection, USA.
Literature: Illustrated:
Percy Macquoid, A History of English Furniture, vol. II, ‘The Age of Walnut’, 1905, p. 144, fig. 131.
M. Harris & Sons, ‘An Abridged Introductory Catalogue of Antique Furniture and Works of Art’, 1926, p. 52; illustrated in the Long Gallery in their shop premises.
Sotheby’s, ‘Important English Furniture’, sale catalogue, 19 June 1981, p. 38, lot 38.
Categories: Furniture