Regency Japanned Chinoiserie Sewing Cabinet
With Three Drawers & Fitted Top Removable Tray From our Sewing Box collection, we are delighted to offer this Regency Japanned Chinoiserie Sewing Cabinet. The Sewing Cabinet of rectangular form with elaborate Chinoiserie design to each external panel surrounded by... Read More
Decorated with Chinese Style Scenes
With Three Drawers & Fitted Top Removable Tray
From our Sewing Box collection, we are delighted to offer this Regency Japanned Chinoiserie Sewing Cabinet. The Sewing Cabinet of rectangular form with elaborate Chinoiserie design to each external panel surrounded by a stylised gold to yellow border. Each scene with traditional Chinese buildings amongst rivers with figures and birds. The Sewing Box opens from the lid releasing the two front doors allowing access to the top removable partitioned tray and three storage drawers within. The inner lid is lined in ruched yellow silk matching the continued yellow coloured lining throughout the interior. The Sewing Box dates to the early 19th century during the short lived Regency era (1811-1820) during the reign of Prince George circa 1815.
The Sewing Box comes complete with working lock and tasselled key.
Chinoiserie is a decorative style in Western art, furniture, and architecture that was undertaken particularly in the 18th century. It is characterized by the use of Chinese motifs and techniques hence the name Chinoiserie.
Regency is an era of British history between 1811 and 1820. The Regency era was initiated by King George III first suffered a debilitating illness in the late 1780s. He relapsed into his mental illness in 1810 and by the Regency Act in 1811 his eldest son George, Prince of Wales, was appointed prince regent to discharge royal functions. When George III died in 1820, the Prince Regent succeeded him as George IV.
Japanned (Japanning) in the decorative arts is a process that was very popular in 18th-century Europe for finishing and ornamenting wood, leather, tin, and papier-mâché in imitation of the celebrated lacquerwork of the Japanese.
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