An Exhibition Quality Orientalist Cabinet by Quignon Fils
the rectangular Huanghuali frame has stylized scroll feet and brass mounts and encloses numerous doors and drawers of various sizes decorated in black, red and yellow lacquer showing Oriental landscapes. Stamped ‘Medaille d’Or 1878, Quignon et Fils, Sculpteur Ebeniste Paris’,
Quignon Fils et Cie was set up in Paris by Napoléon-J-A Quignon (b. 1815) and later included his son Gustave-Fréderic-Henri (b.1843). They were famed for carved and/or gilded furniture, including seat furniture for the Palaces of Fontainebleau in 1860 and the Tuileries in 1861, and for furniture imitating the Chinese for which they won a prize in 1889. They exhibited regularly at internal and international expositions in Paris, London and Moscow between 1849 and 1891.
We are most grateful to Mr Christopher Payne for the information.