Description: on a George II style carved giltwood stand, together with a low table incorporating a Chinese lacquer panel, Qing Dynasty (2)
Dimensions: the chest on stand 77cm. high, 125.5cm wide, 58cm. deep; 2ft. 6½in., 4ft. 1¼in., 1ft.11in. The low table 44cm. high, 75cm. wide, 43cm. deep; 1ft. 5½in., 2ft. 5½in., 1ft. 5in.
Condition Report: A highly decorative group of Chinese Export lacquer pieces in overall reasonable conserved condition. The lacquer surface of the chest with losses to raised areas and generally with typical craquelure, old marks, chips and scratches, notably to the top, consistent with age and use. Colour of top faded when compared to sides. There are some small surface age cracks to the panels, notably to the top. Brass mounts tarnished and with rubbing to gilding in areas. Some re-touching to the lacquer and painted surface. The stand re-gilt with minor chips and scratches. The modern table incorporating a Chinese lacquer panel, again with losses to raised areas and generally with typical craquelure, old marks, chips, scratches and age cracks consistent with age and use. Decoration refreshed in areas.
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