Black Lacquer Carved Tea Table
Beijing, circa 1900
This beautifully carved table would once have been used as a tea table in a Chinese home, set between a pair of chairs. Today it would be perfect in a corner as a vase stand or to display photo frames. It was produced in Beijing and is still in the old, now worn, black lacquer finish. The carvings below the top surface of each side are beautifully worked, and show an intricate floral pattern. These are matched by the carved spandrels below the single drawer, whilst the feet are each decorated with a scrolling pattern - a common motif in the Qing dynasty.