Chinoiserie Carved display cabinet
This is a beautiful and intricate chinoiserie display cabinet that I bought out of a stately home in London, England. It is large in size and is completely covered in carving of birds and flowers in the wood. The top piece is one large heron with it's wings extended in flight.
The sections as you move down to the curved bottom contains lacquered blue doors, shelves, sliding cupboards and hidden drawers. Each lacquer door or drawer has carved birds and flowers. Each design is unique. The flowers include lilies, poppies, roses and chrysanthemums. The birds are herons, egrets, grouse and song birds. Some of the flowers are made of raised or applied bone and mother of pearl pieces.
I have had restoration work done in London on some of the missing decorations. To my knowledge there is only one missing tail on a small bird where there is a hint of an outline.
This lovely piece was a display piece for Oriental treasures in my antiques store and later the center do my Victorian influenced Asian living room at home. I got the love of Asian art from my Mother who was very decoratively forward for Bakersfield, California with her dragon themed living room and red lacquered painted walls.
This is a wonderful piece deserving a new home where it will be appreciated and loved. It will require an expert shipper.
My current favorite shipper is Sterling Van Lines at 800 264-6313. I have used them and find them to be careful, prompt, and pleasant on top of efficient. Furniture items are blanket wrapped, celloed and boxed or crated. They pick up anywhere in California and redirect items to national shippers who travel East and South.
All packing and shipping is at the buyers expense.
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