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Qing Dynasty Chinese Lacquer and Mother-of-Pearl Small Table, 18th-19th Century

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A stunning mid-Qing dynasty Chinese lacquer and mother-of-pearl inlaid small table, originally used as a scholar's display stand or incense table. The top of the table inlaid with mother-of-pearl to depict a landscape scene of scholars in an ornate garden shaded by a large willow tree and blossoming peony, and a small meandering stream. The figures engaged in a lively revelry, playing music and dancing. The high waist with large cloud or ruyi shaped cut-outs. The shaped apron featuring medallions of floral sprays against a scrolling foliate ground, all inlaid with mother-of-pearl. The table covered in a dark brown, nearly black lacquer, and inlaid with hundreds of small chips of cut mother-of-pearl. The mother-of-pearl, mellowed with age, still with flashes of iridescence.

Details

  • Of the Period
  • Place of Origin
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1800
  • Condition Details
    The lacquer with attractive craquelure. Minor loss to the inlay and minor chipping to the lacquer, as seen in photos. Glue repair one leg joint.
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses. Minor structural damages.
  • Dimensions
    H 10 in. x W 19.5 in. x D 12 in.H 25.4 cm x W 49.53 cm x D 30.48 cm
  • Seller Location
    Austin, TX
  • Reference Number
    LU894711101911
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