Regency polychrome Chinoiserie decorated papier-mâché tray table

//Regency polychrome Chinoiserie decorated papier-mâché tray table

Regency polychrome Chinoiserie decorated papier-mâché tray table

£1,850.00

Regency polychrome Chinoiserie decorated oval papier-mâché tray on a later bespoke ebonized and gilt stand. All in excellent virtually untouched condition and ready to use.

Circa 1820
W: 44 cm
D: 32 cm
H: 41 cm

BHA 1026

Description

Regency polychrome Chinoiserie decorated oval papier-mâché tray on a later bespoke ebonised and gilt stand. All in excellent virtually untouched condition, and ready to use.
W: 44 cm.
D: 32 cm.
H: 41 cm.

Circa 1820

SKU:BHA 1026

Papier-mâché is a French term literally meaning “paper – mashed up”; a material consisting of paper pulp, sometimes reinforced and pressed with textiles, bound with an adhesive, such as glue, starch, or wallpaper paste.
A popular medium during the Regency period in England in the making of high quality and sophisticated trays decorated in the fashionable Chinoiserie taste. The practice degenerated somewhat during the reign of Queen Victoria when these trays became mass produced. The fine Regency Chinoiserie decoration was typically replaced with poor quality flower painting and inlaid with mother of pearl fragments. Romantic domestic scenes sometimes also appeared.

Ref: ‘Japanned papier mache and tinware 1740-1940’ by Yvonne Jones.

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