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Exotic and Oriental...

It was from the 18th century that the European taste for the exotic led to the import of silks and all manner of curiosities from Asia. Although a great deal of these imports were specifically made for the traders to sell to the European and American market, many fine pieces of furniture and artwork alike, were also bought for personal use by merchants, ship captains and traders, and these items were also to find their way back to the West.

China Trade Padouk Chest of Drawers
Polished top with moulded edge over four cockbeaded drawers, each with a pair of original, swan-neck brass handles and bold inset escutcheons. To the sides, folding, brass carrying handles. Stands upon well shaped bracket feet. Probably made in Canton for the European market. Padouk is a member of the rosewood family.
Chinese, circa 1750-1780
Stock No. 8603

China Trade Camphor Wood Trunk
Polished scarlet leather covered and mounted with polished brass studs, corners and side carrying handles. Made in Canton for the European and American markets.
Chinese, circa 1820-1850
Stock No. 9616

Fine Chinese Stoneware Baluster Vase - Stock No. 9321
The decoration depicts stylised willow and plum trees with rock formations and two horses in raised moulded relief. Scrolled gadrooned rim, cream and biscuit ground part glazed. Bears early 20th century brown painted date mark purporting to be made in the Qianlong period, 1736-1795. On its original oriental hardwood turned stand. In the manner of the famous potter Wang Bingrong, who worked in the Tongzhi to Guangxu period (1862 - 1908).
Chinese, circa 1900 - 1940
Height 8.75" (22cm) Diameter 8.25" (21.5cm)

Vizagapatam Portable Writing Box
Of sandalwood with ivory veneers, floral engraved and highlighted with lac. The contrasting strips are of buffalo horn and ivory. The fall opens to a velvet lined writing slope and again to an interior with two glass inkwells, a buffalo horn pen tray and a sandalwood turned straight-edge.
Indian, Vizagapatam (Between Calcutta and Madras), circa 1850-1880.
Height 4.5" (12cm) Width 14" (36cm)
Depth 10.5" (27cm)
Stock No. 9570

Anglo Japanese Red Lacquer Cabinet on Stand
The rectangular rising top with chamfered sides is decorated with stylised flowering prunus and a view of Mount Fuji. The interior fitted with divisions and two lidded compartments to a removable tray with space below over two short and one long drawer, each with fine brass bale handles. The stand with two further short drawers over out-swept feet joined by stretchers.
Japanese, made for the English market, circa 1910 - 1930. The International Japanese-British Exhibition at White City, London in 1910 brought such items into fashion much of which was retailed by Liberty's.
Stock No. 9303
Hardwood Centre Table
The well-figured inset marble top of variegated and pink veined marble over a deeply carved and pierced fretwork frieze. Stands upon carved, reeded legs with scroll feet.
Chinese, circa 1850 - 1900
Stock No. 9414

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