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The furniture crossover culture

Exhibition looks at how japanning combined eastern design with British craftsmanship

During the 17th century, European craftsmen were captivated by lacquer ware imported from Asia.

They responded by creating furniture and works of art that emulated the style of the pieces they admired through the technique known as japanning.

In its winter exhibition, Looking East: Japanned Furniture of Georgian England (continues until December 15), Mackinnon Fine Furniture has assembled a collection that celebrates the European works and the Asian pieces that influenced them.

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Published every week since 1971, Antiques Trade Gazette is affectionately known as ‘the Bible of the antiques trade’. A long tradition of authority, integrity and accuracy, makes it the essential read for everyone who loves antiques. With a subscription to Antiques Trade Gazette, you’ll stay ahead of all the developments in the art and antiques market, plus you’ll enjoy • A comprehensive auction calendar – see when and where every sale will be happening • Exclusive interviews with dealers, giving you the inside track on the trade • Breaking news on key industry developments • Secrets, stories and tips from leading specialists and collectors • Top lots advertised by auctioneers • Previews of the best art and antiques fairs and markets • Special supplements focusing on specific collecting areas

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