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China Trade Work Table 1835-1860
Catalog#: Autumn-Winter 2006
Category: Furniture - Non-American
SubType: Desk
Origin: China
Era: 19th Century
Height: 29-1/2 inches inches
Width: 28 inches inches
Depth: 23 inches inches
Black lacquered with finely detailed gilt decoration of intricate Chinese scenes and fitted with original carved ivory sewing implements. In exceptional condition, this table descended in one family. The center section opens to reveal a mirror and ratcheted work surface with red velvet fabric and storage below. The side compartments open to removable gilt decorated sectioned trays with ivory sewing tools, all resting on decorated legs with carved trestle base and lotus feet.

29-1/2" H. 28" W. 23" D.

Ref: 'The Decorative Arts of the China Trade' Carl Crossman, 1991, p. 287.

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