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Date18th - 19th century (1701 - 1900)
Material and technique
beech, cane, lacquer, paint
Dimensions89 x 196 x 67 cm (height x width x depth)
No. of items
Bequeathed by Lady Henriques, in memory of her son, Brydges Henriques, 1953.
Glossary of terms
Chinese and Japanese lacquer is made from the sap of the lacquer tree, which is indigenous to Eastern China. It is applied to wood as a varnish or for decorative effect. In India and the Middle East, lacquer is made from the deposit of the lac insect.
Penny, Nicholas, Catalogue of European Sculpture in the Ashmolean Museum: 1540 to the Present Day, 3 vols (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1992)