A CARVED POLYCHROME LACQUER KANG TABLE
MING DYNASTY, 17TH CENTURY
carved to the flat top with scholars and their attendants engaged in various pursuits along the rocky bands of a river, set amidst a mountain landscape of gnarled pine trees, pavilions and a central pagoda, all against a ground of cresting waves, the apron adorned with large blossoms borne of leafy steams reserved on a diaper ground
Width 54.5 cm, 21½ in.
Each leg and the underside edge of the apron has re-freshing to the lacquer and there is slight discolouration across the wave ground.
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