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1950s Chinese Black Lacquer Painted Dragon Coffee Table or Bench



A fun Chinese export Hollywood Regency black lacquer and polychromed coffee table featuring painted roundels of coiled and writhing dragons against a scrolling floral and foliate ground. Crafted as a traditional Chinese bench, with a narrow waist and shaped apron and feet. The softwood frame gessoed, lacquered black, then polychromed. The painting bright and fanciful with primarily greens and orange reds with blue highlights.


  • Dimensions
    Height: 17.5 in. (44.45 cm)Width: 51.5 in. (130.81 cm)Depth: 19.25 in. (48.9 cm)
  • Style
    Hollywood Regency (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1950
  • Condition
    Refinished. Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses. Minor structural damages. Minor fading. With chipping to the lacquer, as seen in photos. Areas of touchup to the lacquer. One roundel with major touchups around the circular edge. Please see photos or inquire.
  • Seller Location
    Austin, TX
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU894711157231

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    Ships From: Austin, TX
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5 / 5
Located in Austin, TX

Founded in 2001, Lotus Gallery offers a carefully curated selection of furniture, jewelry, sculpture and works of art spanning millennia, continents and cultures. Although it seeks out beauty in all its forms, they specialize in Asian antiquities, especially Chinese pieces from the Han and Tang dynasties and chinoiserie. Based in Austi...

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