An early 19th century Chinese export lacquer games table
Lot 94
An early 19th century Chinese export lacquer games table
Sold for £6,250 (US$ 10,212) inc. premium

Lot Details
An early 19th century Chinese export lacquer games table An early 19th century Chinese export lacquer games table An early 19th century Chinese export lacquer games table
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An early 19th century Chinese export lacquer games table
The concave-sided top with a re-entrant corners and a central removable panel revealing a chess-board on the reverse side and a well with a backgammon board, the frieze with a small drawer in one side containing divisions for games pieces, the turned pillar stem headed by a 'birdcage' support, on a dragon neck decorated tripod, each leg terminating in a dragon head with open mouth, the whole profusely decorated in tones of gold with pavilions, figures and river garden scenes, 81cm wide, 67cm deep, 77cm high (31 1/2in wide, 26in deep, 30in high).

Footnotes

  • With close similarities to a black and gold lacquered gaming table of circa 1830-40, thought to have been brought to Salem, Massachusetts by the Crowninshield family, now in the Peabody Museum of Salem. (Illustrated in C.L.Crossman, The Decorative Arts of The China Trade, Antique Collector's Club, plate 152).
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