About the object

Japan, circa 1675

A rare small sized , Japanese Black and Gilt Lacquer Cabinet of particular high quality and proportion standing upon the original William and Mary Period Robustly Carved Baroque Silvered stand . 
It was quite normal for just the cabinet to be imported from the East and an English base prepared by local craftsmen to suit the fashionable upper class taste. This form of carving was popular in England from about 1675 to 1680 . 

Note - Lacquer or Urushi is the sap extracted from some Eastern Trees . 

Provenance
Private Collection UK

Exhibitions
LAPADA Fair September 2015 

Harris Lindsay Jermyn ---- St James London

Literature: See Stalker and Parker for similar examples of Lacquer Work. " A Treatise of Japanning and Varnishing " published in 1688 is the earliest book in English of European Lacquer influenced by Eastern ( Japan- China ) Artists .

Dimensions

Height: 52 inch (132.08 cm), Width: 29 inch (73.66 cm), Depth: 16.50 inch (41.91 cm)

Condition report

Very good.....lacquer and silver original and refreshed in parts .Minor work to some of the metalwork .

Stock number

5688