Chinese Export Lacquer Sewing Table

A fine example of this type of work, the case showing a composition of figures in an elaborate pavillion garden. This is unusual in that the whole area is covered by a continuous scene. Gilt decorated throughout with foliage and Chinese figures, the hinged rectangular top with a reverse decorated panel opens to reveal a fitted interior housing numerous drawers, lidded compartments each with turned ivory handles; the work section (with pullout sewing basket frame) sitting on two turned columns each terminating in a pair of heavily carved and decorated lions paw feet. Canton, China circa 1840.

Dimensions: 25″W ( 64 cm )x 15.5″ ( 39 cm ) D x 30″ ( 76 cm ) H

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