Pair of corner cupboards

Attributed to Bernard van Risen Burgh (BVRB), Master before 1730
ca. 1750
Oak veneered with Japanese lacquer and varnished; chased gilt bronze; red griotte marble top
Inv. CAM 36
© MAD, Paris / photo: Jean Tholance

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Each of these Louis XV corner cupboards has a curved door veneered with a Japanese lacquer panel decorated with a landscape. The concave sides and lower cross brace are decorated with “vernis Martin,” a Parisian varnish imitating lacquer. An ornate rococo gilt bronze decoration covers the seams between the lacquer and the varnish.

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