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Corner cabinet: M.6B-1961

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Object information

Maker(s)

Unknown (Production)

Description

Corner display cabinet of lacquered wood, painted with gilt chinoiseres on black ground and lined with contemporary Chinese wallpaper; the stands with cabriole legs. One of a pair with M.6A-1961

Measurements and weight

Depth: 59.0 cm
Height: 144.5 cm
Width: 106.5 cm

Relative size of this object

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1960) by Clarke, Louis Colville Gray

Dating

17th Century
Circa 1680 - Circa 1720

Note

Probably made in China for the European market.

School or Style

Chinoiserie

Components of the work

Carcase composed of wood Decoration composed of lacquer gold Lining composed of wallpaper Exterior

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.6B-1961
Primary reference Number: 77330
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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