Students learn how French artists used imported lacquer panels in furniture, and create their own Asian-inspired lacquer panel design.
Visual Arts; History–Social Science
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Joseph Baumhauer (French, died 1772)
Paris, France (Place created)
Oak veneered with ebony, tulipwood, maple, Japanese cedar, and amaranth; set with panels of seventeenth-century Japanese lacquer; gilt-bronze mounts; jasper top
89.6 x 120.3 x 58.7 cm (35 1/4 x 47 3/8 x 23 1/8 in.)
The combination of rare and expensive materials used on this cabinet indicates that it was a particularly expensive commission. The four Japanese