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A finely hand painted and black lacquered cabinet on stand. The cabinet with Chinoiserie hand painted decoration a Chinese landscape framed by a flame Mahogany and Movingue border, with fine repousse chased brass mounts, on a base with chamfered legs and fretwork spandrels hand painted in floral and lattice decoration. The LED lit interior fitted as a bar with a mirror back and adjustable glass shelf.
Inspired by an original cabinet in the Long Gallery at Althorp. Chinosierie decoration and panels had been imported as decorative elements to Europe from the 17th century and panel were often incorporated into cabinets, or small cabinets given more opulence and status by raising them on newly made bases. One cabinetmaker who was well known for using and adapting these original Japanese and Chinese cabinets was James Moore (1760-1726) who has a known association with the Spencers and Sarah, 1st Duchess of Marlborough (1660-1744), for whom he supplied furniture at Blenheim.
Brights of Nettlebed offer the opportunity to own an exquisitely hand-crafted item endorsed by Charles, 9th Earl Spencer, inspired by the collection at Althorp House, built up over 500 years and 20 generations of the same family for their home.
We have sponsored the unmissable Althorp Literary Festival for the last four consecutive years - hearing famous authors in the setting of one of Englands best loved historic houses has proved to be a winning combination. We have also been fortunate for Earl Spencer to give two fascinating talks at our Dorset showroom with all proceeds donated to Whole Child, a charity devoted to improving the lives of orphaned, abandoned, abused, and neglected children worldwide. Donations are also made by us in relation to our sales of Althorp Living History furniture.
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