A. and H. Lejambre

Parlor Cabinet

circa 1880

Category
Place Made
USA, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Materials
Cherry wood; carved and ebonized, gilt and polychrome lacquer in the Japanese taste, silk velvet
Measurements
58 x 58 x 18 in., 147.32 x 147.32 x 45.72 cm (overall)
Credit Line
Museum purchase, William McDonald Boles and Eva Carol Boles Fund
Accession #
96.100
Description

"This American cabinet was made in the ""Japonisme"" style, which took inspiration from the arts and architecture of Japan. Although Japan's ports had opened to international trade in 1854, it was not until exposure at the Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition of 1876 that Japanese arts captured the attention of the American designers and consumers."