London, South Kensington
17 February 2000
A Chinese export mother of pearl inlaid shaped rectangular wooden table
with cabriole legs and scroll feet, the top decorated with butterflies in flight above birds perched amongst blossoming branches, all within a border of floral cartouches on a geometric pattern ground, the apron and legs similarly inlaid and carved in relief with foliate motifs -- 30in. (76.1cms) high and 39in. (99cms) wide; and two shaped rectangular side tabls en suite -- 25½in. (64.7cms) high x 15¼in. (39.3cms) wide, 20th century, (some losses, cracks and general wear).
See Colour Plate 3. (3)
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