Hand Painted Chinoiserie Serpentine Sideboard


An ebonized serpentine sideboard boasts a breakfront top adorned with a pierced fretwork gallery.

It sits above two fretwork trellis doors enclosing two additional shaped doors featuring an elaborate Chinoiserie painted cartouche handle. Inside, the cabinet offers three sections, each with an adjustable shelf. The piece rests on square legs with Marlborough feet, complemented by a pierced fretwork apron. It draws inspiration from an original design by John Linnell (1729-1796). Althorp still houses several mirrors crafted by John Linnell.

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. 
  • Hand Painted Chinoiserie Serpentine Sideboard.
  • Ebonised Mahogany.
  • Inspired by an Original.
  • Unrepeatable Item.

Width: 157 cm  |  Depth: 49 cm  |  Height: 97 cm

Item code: AL61090

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