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Jan Dorscheid: The Coromandel-Lacquer Room from the late 17th century in the collection of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam – History, Condition and Proposal for Reinstallation Back
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Abstract: The oldest surviving Coromandel-lacquer Room is part of the collection of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam since its first opening in 1885. Its origin is the Stadtholders Place in Leeuwarden, Friesland. There Amalia Henrietta of Anhalt-Dessau, the wife of Henry Casimir II of Nassau-Dietz, had three Chinese Folding-Screens in the technique of Coromandel-lacquer split and integrated into a wall paneling. The room represents the meeting and unity of Chinese lacquer art and European decorative arts at the end of the 17th century.
Due to extensive renovation of the Rijksmuseum better accessibility and profound research was made possible. The significance of the Lacquer Room is pointed out on the basis of art historical and scientific research as well as detailed inventories. Accordingly a concept was developed for the restoration and reinstallation.


Keywords: Coromandel-lacquer, Leeuwarden, Lacquer Room, mounted lacquer
  • academic institution:  FH Potsdam
  • kind of theses:  Diplomarbeit
  • main Tutor:  Prof. Hans Michaelsen
  • assistant Tutor:  Paul van Duin
  • date:  2012
  • pages:  104
  • pictures:  45

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