French 19th Century Black Lacquer and Gilded Chinoiserie Desk


This French, 19th century Chinoiserie black lacquer and gilded kneehole desk features an impressive 9 drawer fronts decorated with flora, fauna, pagodas, and classic Japanese scene. The French antique piece sports the originl brass drawer pulls,  and a top decorated with raised Japanese characters, a house in the distance, pagoda, and bridge. The piece is beautifully adorned throughout with flora and fauna.

The word chinoiserie Originated in France in the 18th century, meaning “in the Chinese manner”, when anything Chinese or Japanese export was a display of wealth.  This is when French furniture was lacquered and decorated with Chinese scenes in figures.

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Height: 33 inches

Width: 48 inches

Depth: 21 inches

Item Number: 2189

Price: $12,000

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