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Mahogany For The Side Table

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1. An exquisite Swedish Karl Johan table made during the period 1810-1830. Made in mahogany with gilded lion feet and column base. Drawer in frieze is decorated with a gilt bronze lion head surrounded by palm leaves – characteristic for the period. Signed SEST – standing for the cabinet markers for the castle Stockholm, Sweden.

2. A handsome Regency game table from the early 19th Century. Made in mahogany with inlays of fruit wood and jacaranda. Top with leather covered inside. Top can open to double size and turn. Brass casters in shape of animal feet.

For Laserow Antiques side table selection – Click Here!

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spegel25lg_editMirror in Buchardt Precht’s Art, made 1650-1700. 

 

8 2 st vaserChinese blue and white vases with lids on ebenholtz stands.

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Black painted Art Deco library table – Laserow Antiques together with “Summer Reader” from 1956 by Milton Avery.

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220112154002Japanese collectors cabinet from 18th Century in black lacquer decorated with gilded flowers and silver foil.  – Price available by request at Laserow Antiques.

 

Those Walls…

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Faux Marble and Giant Gueridons

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We like!

Chinoiserie

Kina_slott_1763Architectural drawing of the Chinese Pavilion from 1763 by C.F. Adelcrantz

1280px-Kina_slott_detalj_2011cArchitectural detail of the Chinese Pavilion

Lacquer chair, English, c1679, japanned beechwood with the Duchess's coronet on the splat, in the Queen's Antechamber at Ham House, Richmond-upon-ThamesChair with chinoiserie painting

071211205419An English floor clock decorated with typical Chinoiserie details on lacquer.

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The fascsination for Chinoiserie occurred in Sweden during the early part of the 18th Century and Rococo period. It came from the expanding trade with oriental countries from where the merchantmen brought home pieces, especially from China and India. The trend showed mainly in architecture and interiors where silk, porcelain and lacquered furniture were natural. Lacquer was used by the Chinese to decorate furniture and at the same time prevent wood to rot. Mixed with ash or pigments they got colors such as black and red. By brushing on several thin layers they created a hard shiny surface that was adorned with attached ornaments and inlays of gold and mother of pearl.

The style was so popular that King Adolf Fredrik had a Chinese Pavilion built and given to his wife, Queen Lovisa Ulrika on July 24th 1753. Carl Hårleman and Carl Johan Cronstedt, the architects, built the original pavilion in Stockholm and then shipped to the park by Drottningholm castle to be mounted together. In a letter to her mother, Lovisa Ulrika wrote: “He took me to the side of the garden and surprised me with a real fairy pegeant, the King has built me a Chinese castle – the most beautiful of its kind”. 10 years after the completion the wood was rotten and had to be replaced by a material resistant to the harsh Swedish climate.

In Europe chinoiserie entered the repertory in the mid-to-late 17th Century from Athansius Kircher’s study of orientalism. It peaked in the mid 18th Century when the French painter Fancois Boucher incorporated it in his Rococo scenes and faded when Neoclassicism took  Europe by storm.

 

 

 

 

Linen Cabinets

788825b5b4f9ab69954af13cd934833bFrench Linen cabinet with yellow glazed terra cotta pots.

XXX_8829_1331846163_1_1French linen cabinet in oak.

XXX_8829_1294076455_1Swedish Rococo cabinet 1750-1775.

 Practical and very pretty!

Roar Like A Lion – Pompei Inspiration


photo 1Pompei: Centre table carved in marble with lions head and feet.

photo 2Pompei: Console table carved in marble held up by lions head and feet.

x14Pair of French Empire candelabras in gilt and dark patinated bronze standing on 3 lions feet.

XXX_8829_128992883An exquisite porcelain pillow from the Empire period decorated with Napoleon riding a lion holding a victory cup. One yellow painted porcelain tassle attached in each corner.

XXX_8829_1294245863_1French mahogany sofa from the Empire period, with all four front legs embellished with brass lion casters. Upholstered in black leather.

XXX_8829_1300823422_1English breakfast table with a tilt top, made end of 18th Century. Base with gilt wood lions feet.

More information:

1. Candelabras, 2. Porcelain Pillow, 3. Sofa, 4. Table

We are currently in Italy finding inspiration for coming fall. Yesterday we visited the excavations in Pompei – breathtaking. More to come!

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