Chinese work table or sewing box
Chinoiserie Chinese Black Lacquer Work Table, or Sewing Box
black lacquer and gilt decorated work table, the hinged cover revealing a tray and compartments, below is a slide with a fabric well flanked by turned pillar supports, the base with lion head feet and a turned stretcher.
Made for the export market.
Chinese, circa 1820-1850
71.5cm H, 66cm W, 47cm D.
Purchased from Dickinson Deansgreen Gallery, Manchester The top is dulled, and cracked with chips to the edges, the legs although dulled and dusty are in good condition. The top opens to reveal the original black lacquer dark and glossy, cracks to the inside of the lid. The compartment lids with beautiful gilt work an mother of pearl covers.