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A rare tianqi lacquer pingtou’an table decorated with phoenix and birds among flowers

  • Tianqi polychrome lacquer
  • China
  • 17th century
  • 85 x 115 x 62.5 cm
  • Parisian private collection

Description

The top rectangular panel decorated with a phoenix and birds among blossoming peonies and rocks. All within a shaped panel against a wan-pattern ground, the rim with a diaper-pattern border, all raised above a shaped apron with panels enclosing further floral sprays and diaper-pattern ground, extending down the shaped legs joined with two pairs of cylindrical stretchers. The table in carved red, green, orange lacquer. The tianqi lacquer furniture was sought-after during the 17th century. The shape of the table, with recessed legs, was popular during the Ming dynasty.

A rare tianqi lacquer pingtou’an table decorated with phoenix and birds among flowers

  • Tianqi polychrome lacquer
  • China
  • 17th century
  • 85 x 115 x 62.5 cm
  • Parisian private collection

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