Fine Chinese export red lacquer occasional table circa 1820

A fine quality Chinese export lacquer occasional table. Ca 1820.

W: 48cm (19″) tripod base
D: 91cm (35 1/2″)
H: 81cm (32″)

BHA 1177

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A fine quality Chinese export lacquer occasional table. Early-19th century, ca 1820.

The tilt top with typical exotic scenes of people, pagodas, lakes, foliage, bridges, fishermen and boats, all set with interconnecting islands. On a deep, rich, red ground, raised by a decorated column with a ”birdcage” action and terminating with unusual well-carved gilt animal paw feet.

In lovely condition throughout, and in a rare colour.


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