Black Lacquered Chinoiserie Bar and Drinks Cabinet


A finely hand painted and black lacquered Chinoiserie bar and drinks cabinet on stand.

The term "Chinoiserie" originates from the French word "chinois," meaning Chinese. Referring to a style that emerged in the 18th century, characterized by the elements of Chinese, Japanese, and other Asian cultures.

During the 18th century in Britain, China held an aura of mystery as it was perceived as a distant and enigmatic land. Despite increasing trade relations between Britain and China, access to China remained limited, and firsthand experiences of the country were rare. Chinoiserie, therefore, capitalized on these exotic and mysterious perceptions of China.

The cabinet features Chinoiserie hand-painted decoration depicting a Chinese landscape framed by a flame Mahogany and Movingue border. While the base boasts chamfered legs and fretwork spandrels hand-painted in floral and lattice decoration. The LED-lit interior is fitted as a bar, complete with a mirror back and adjustable glass shelf. Inspired by an original cabinet in the Long Gallery at Althorp. 

  • Black Lacquered Chinoiserie Bar and Drinks Cabinet .
  • Landscape and Floral.
  • Lamp Table.
  • Unrepeatable Item.

Width: 94 cm  |  Depth: 53 cm  |  Height: 163 cm

Item code: AL61092

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