Cabinet on stand
The Bearsted's were passionate about collecting Japenese furtinture, prints and other artifacts. The cabinet reflects this element to their collecting, of which more was donated to the Maidstone Museum in Kent. The cabinet decorated in relief with deer in a rocky wooded landscape; the interior has numerous small drawers decorated with birds, foliage and landscapes.
A black lacquer and gilt-heightened cabinet on giltwood stand, English, circa 1730, the cabinet with engraved gilt-metal strapwork hinges and pierced twin escutcheons, decorated overall in relief with deer in a rocky wooded landscape with fences, the interior with numerous small drawers with bird, foliate and landscape decoration, the stand with strap-work lip and leaf-carved frieze centred with a shell, on cabriole legs with human masks and scrolling foliage to the knees, on foliate-carved scroll feet.