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Lot 136: A Pair of Japanese Style Lacquered Bookcases, England, 19th C
December 2, 2016
Berlin, Berlin, GermanyLive Auction
Wood, lacquered red-brown, painted polychrome and gold, gilt textile covers, glass
England, late 19th century
A pair of bookcases
Lower part with one drawer, above that a high upper part with one door, on the inside with 5 compartments, at the top a slightly projecting cornice
Contrasted with architectural and vegetal staffage as well as with Japanese style bird motifs and neo-classical leaf and shell trims
1 key is included
Dimensions: 236 x 88 x 50 cm
Provenance: private property North Rhine-Westphalia Condition:
The book cases are in age-related, yet in appealing condition. The lacquer shows fine lines of craquelure in places. The gold paint is partially rubbed. The edges of the cornice with smaller bumps and occasional blemishes. The cover in parts with slight to usual signs of age and wear. (bde)
Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.