5 April 2001
A SET OF FOUR CHINESE-EXPORT GILT AND POLYCHROME-LACQUER QUARTETTO TABLES
Each decorated overall with scenes of Chinamen fighting within landscapes surrounded by borders of Chinese Dragons, on ring-turned legs joined by a curved stretcher, on downsplayed legs and paw feet, the underside of each inscribed in ink with a chinese character, repairs to two feet, the stretcher reglued
The largest: 29¼ in. (74 cm.) high; 19¾ in. (50 cm.) wide; 12¼ in. (31 cm.) deep (4)
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A set of four quartetto tables of this pattern, but with gilt-decorated legs, was sold by the Earl and Countess of Perth, in these Rooms, 18 April 1996, lot 9 (£3,450).
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