A pair of lacquer and mother of pearl inlaid consoles, Chinese, Qing Dynasty, 18th century | Paire de consoles chinoises en laque burgauté, Dynastie Qing, XVIIIeme siècle
A pair of lacquer and mother of pearl inlaid consoles, Chinese, Qing Dynasty, 18th century
the tops with animated landscapes, the frieze and the upright with foliage and phoenix heads; small losses and wears
Height 33 in; width 75½in; prof 19 in; Haut. 84 cm, larg. 192 cm, prof. 48,5 cm, Haut. 84 cm, larg. 192 cm, prof. 48,5 cm
Paire de consoles chinoises en laque burgauté, Dynastie Qing, XVIIIeme siècle
les panneaux ornés de paysages lacustre, la ceinture et les montants ajourés de rinceaux et de têtes de phénix; quelques manques et usures
There are chips to the black lacquer along all the edges of both console tables, the largest section approx. 22 x 3 cm at the bottom rear on one side of one. Some mother-of-pearl inlays along the top edges are missing. There is some expected fading and wear to the top as well as typical natural crakcles in the laquer. The phoenix reticulation to both ends as well as along the interior edges of the feet and apron have been well preserved, with some retouching in areas but overall in good condition.
Overall the two tables are very chic and in good presentation state. Would benefit from a professional restoration, notably along the edges of the two tops and feet in order to conceal the fritting and stabilise the lacquer.
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