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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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Provenance

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

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

32.227

Medium or Technique

Japanned butternut, maple, white pine

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Furniture, Case Furniture and Boxes