Important Queen Anne Japanned Chinoiserie Corner Cupboard by John Coxedard
The original bevelled mercury mirror plate is boarded by a
Six pieces of furniture bearing John Coxed’s labels have so far come to light, and they bear two different styles of
Typically, Pieces by the outfit are veneered in walnut, mulberry or burr elm and stained to resemble tortoiseshell. Some pieces are embellished with kingwood cross-banding and pewter stringing. This metal line inlay was almost certainly due to the influence of Gerrit Jensen, who introduced such fashionable Continental habits into England in the late 17th century.
All known pieces by Coxed and Woster are in important private collections and museums, to include, The V&A Museum, Colonial Williamsburg, Rousham House and Alexander George Fine Antiques Ltd.
John Belchier also operated from the Southside of St Pauls Churchyard, just a few doors down from Coxed in the first quarter of the 18th century. The earliest reference to John Belchier can be found in the accounts of Boughton House between 1687 and 1710.
Private London collection.
The trade label from this corner cupboard is illustrated in the ‘Pictorial Dictionary Of Marked London Furniture, 1700- 1840’, page 153, fig 236, by leading furniture historian Christopher Gilbert.
Dictionary Of English Furniture Makers 1660-1840, by The Furniture History Society, page 205.
|Height||38.00 inch||(96.52 cm)|
|Width||26.00 inch||(66.04 cm)|
|Depth||14.50 inch||(36.83 cm)|