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This month we have chosen to illustrate some pieces of Continental Furniture.

Continental Furniture design had a strong influence on English Furniture via the publication of designs, court fashion and the migration of predominantly Huguenot cabinet-makers.

The japanned escritoire illustrates how the taste for Chinoiserie swept the Continent as well as Britain. It is in an excellent state of preservation and would be a superb focus point for a decorative scheme.

The oval commodes are unusually large and would make a great pair of bedside tables. Their marble tops are original and the drawers and cupboard doors give lots of room for storage.

A fine early 19th Century Directoire period mahogany armchair.

A fine early 19th Century Directoire period mahogany armchair.

1800

Height: 39"

Depth: 21.5"

Width: 26"

The upholstered back and seat raised on turned legs, the mahogany showwood frame carved with acanthus leaves. Retaining a good colour and patination.

Ref: 307y

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A 19th Century japanned Escritoire.

A 19th Century japanned Escritoire.

1820

Height: 58.5" (148.5cm)

Depth: 18.25" (46.5cm)

Width: 39.75" (101cm)

A fine 19th Century North European japanned escritoire; the panelled fall front decorated with herons, willows and bamboo shoots opening to reveal an arrangement of drawers around a central door. Decorated throughout with beautifully executed japanning which is a European imitation of lacquer.

Ref: 1375

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A fine pair of late French 19th Century mahogany oval commodes.

A fine pair of late French 19th Century mahogany oval commodes.

1870

Height: 30.75"

Depth: 14.5"

Width: 19.5"

The pierced brass gallery above a marble top and with a frieze drawer and a cupboard door below; raised on turned and fluted legs united by a shelf.

Ref: 1943z

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A pair of mid 19th Century bronze and ormolu tazzas.

A pair of mid 19th Century bronze and ormolu tazzas.

1850

Height: 10.75"

Depth: 5.75"

Width: 7.25"

Having an ormolu wreath decorating the plinth.

Ref: 1925



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