The Fine Sale | 22 November 2017

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177

A George I black lacquer and gilt japanned hanging bowfront corner cupboard

Sold for £4200

Est: £2000–3000

A George I black lacquer and gilt japanned hanging bowfront corner cupboard, circa 1720, attributed to John Belchier, the upper superstructure and small shelf, above a pair of doors decorated with figures, traditional architecture and a spray of flowers, 106cm high, 62cm wide, 41cm deep
The composition of the decoration and the quality of its execution would suggest attribution to John Belchier. The overall design including the specific placement of the elements, such as the figures at the base of the design, alongside the fine quality of the depiction of small details such as birds bears close relation to an example bearing Belchier’s trade label, see Christopher Gilbert, Marked London Furniture, 1700-1840 , Furniture History Society, 1996, page 83, fig.62. For the same example illustrated in colour see Adam Bowett, Early Georgian Furniture 1715-1740 , Antique Collectors Club, 2009, page 128, plate 3:66

John Belchier was first recorded at The Sun, St Paul's Church Yard, in 1717 where he stayed until his death in 1753. His most significant documented commission was at Erddig. Belchier owes his high reputation to a distinguished series of bureau cabinets decorated in green or scarlet japanning or veneered with fine cuts of burr walnut.

Marks, wear, scratches and abrasions comensurate with age and use
All metalware appears original. All other elements including backboards appear original
Please refer to the additional images for visual reference to condition

The Fine Sale

Wednesday 22 November 2017, 10.00am

Donnington Priory
Oxford Road
Donnington
Newbury
Berkshire
RG14 2JE

Viewing

Sunday 19 November
10am - 2pm
Monday 20 November
9am - 5.30pm
Tuesday 21 November
9.00am - 4.30pm
Day of sale from 8.30am

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