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  • Place of origin:

    China (made)

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  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

From registered description: 'Cabinet decorated with red and gold lacquer on a black ground. The front is occupied by two hinged doors which together are decorated with a design of buildings and trees with boats on a sheet of water, surrounded by a border of conventional ornament. The sides and top are similarly treated. The inner surface of the doors is ornamented with branches of prunus and bamboo. The interior is arranged as a recess above, fitted with a vareity of drawers and receptacles in two stages partly open and partly closed by sliding shutter of latticework, while below are two drawers; all the suface is lacquered with buildings, landscapes, dragons and sprays of flowers, while on the back of the central receptacle are two bands of inscriptions and an imitation of a hanging painting. The stand consists of four turned baluster legs joined above by openwork rails, carved with carved and fret forms, partly gilt.'

Place of Origin

China (made)


Height: 180.5 cm, Width: 108 cm, Depth: 56 cm

Object history note

Acquired from The Trustees of Cheshunt College, 1907.

Descriptive line

Decorated with red and gold lacquer on a black ground. With interior drawers in two stages, and a stand with openwork rails and four turned baluster legs. Chinese [Note in 1844-94 FWK findings lists to Circ RF 53/312 and 'DOE' Circ Transfer Book cites 11 Downing St.]]


Furniture and Woodwork Collection

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