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Louis Seize commode with Japanese Lacquer panels and marble top



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Title
Louis Seize commode with Japanese Lacquer panels and marble top
Description

A Louis Seize commode with in the center a large Japanese lacquer panel with the image of a phoenix in flight soaring over an oriental landscape with pagoda. This panel is flanked by two panels with each a round Japanese lacquer panels with flower and foliage decoration. These round panels are framed with bows executed in maple wood.

The phoenix is a mythological creature who, when it has reached the end of its lifecycle, will build itself a nest and set it aflame. Burning both the nest and itself. From the ashes a new young phoenix is born. The phoenix represents rebirth, transformation and strength.

Category
Origin
Italian private collection
Period
Ca 1780
Dimensions
95.00 cm. H x 145.00 cm. W x 60.00 cm. D
37.4 in. H x 57.09 in. W x 23.62 in. D
Price
€ 35000
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