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"Japanned" decoration is a greatly simplified imitation of Asian lacquer work. In colonial America, the production of Japanned furniture was largely, if not exclusively, limited to Boston, where at least ten japanners worked before 1750. Several design characteristics link this example to two of...

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Charles H. Tyler, by 1928. Bequest of Charles H. Tyler, 1932.

Credit Line

Bequest of Charles Hitchcock Tyler

About 1730–40

Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts

Catalogue Raisonné

Randall 51


Overall: 182.2 x 108.9 x 62.9 cm (71 3/4 x 42 7/8 x 24 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Japanned butternut, maple, white pine




Furniture, Case Furniture and Boxes