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Angleterre - Bureau de pente - XVIIIe siècle - Bois laqué, 81 x 90 x 4,8 cm - Inv. 68 39 2

Slope office

This sloping desk in red lacquer is an English piece of furniture from the 18th century. The flap hides the writing desk. It is decorated with a "Chinese" scene of hunting. Horsemen with stakes are chasing a deer. In the background, three women and a child, dressed in traditional costumes, take shelter under parasols. Borrowing the hunting theme from the decorations made by Chinese lacquerers, this one is the work of a European artist who responded to the strong demand for exotic subjects as they were liked in the West in the 18th century.

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Angleterre - Bureau de pente - XVIIIe siècle - Bois laqué, 81 x 90 x 4,8 cm - Inv. 68 39 2