A Black Lacquer and Gold Leafed Cabinet by Lane 1950s
A Black Lacquer and Gold Leafed Cabinet by Lane of Altavista USA 1950s, Talisman Edition This cabinet has been entirely reinterpreted from its original wooden finish in Talisman's own British workshops. The high gloss black lacquer creates a striking contrast to the warm and luxurious hand gilded drawer and door fronts. An excellent example of Talisman Editions: There are many great designs of the 20th century that, although visionary in their heyday and undeniably exceptional in their craftsmanship, have become out of step with the style of modern living. Rather than consigning such pieces to the museum, Talisman is engaged in an ongoing project to reinterpret and recraft these works, giving them an aesthetic overhaul that befits the needs and tastes of contemporary lifestyles.