Thursday, June 21, 2018

Tomlinson Chinoiserie Cabinet

Ooh la la.  You don't see something like this everyday.  Chances are you'll never see another one exactly like it again.  The lime green, mottled, factory finish was custom ordered in the early sixties on this extra ordinary Chinoiserie Chippendale style cabinet by Tomlinson.  It has all the bells and whistles.  Taking it from the pagoda top, there are four bells and a decorative finial.  Below is a Greek key band.  The fretwork doors with bronze carp pulls open to a velvet-lined, lit interior.  There are two adjustable glass shelves with etched plate rails, and an adjustable wood shelf below.  A pair in cream were recently included in Gianluca Longo's favourites on 1st dibs. were sold, and listed for $23,000.00 for the pair.  93" h., 42.5" w., 17" d.  American, c. 1960's  SOLD
Condition:  Excellent vintage condition with age appropriate wear and minor restoration.