A fine and rare Japanese lacquer cabinet on it's English Charles II carved gilt baroque stand.
This rare cabinet belongs to a small group., a pair in the Green closet at Ham House , where they were first recorded as being so in 1679, another is at Seaton Delaval, and a fourth at Burghley House.
The extensive use of brightly coloured abalone shell is unusual.
The carved giltwood stand is centred by a cypher that has been identified as L and T. It is tempting to think because of the family's association with Ham House that this might stand for Lionel Tollemarche.
The original handles have been replaced in the mid 18th Century with George II examples.
Height 52" Width 34.5" Depth 20.5"
H 127cm W 88cm D 52cm