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A PAIR OF POLYCHROME LACQUER STANDS
CHINA, QING DYNASTY, 18TH/19TH CENTURY
Each predominantly lacquered in red and gilt, decorated with floral scrolls in brown and green lacquer on the circular moulded top, the cabriole legs decorated with flowers and scrolls secured by a circular foot-stretcher ; small cracks, damages and small losses
Tables of this type are known as incense tables, primarily used to hold incense burners, although they also displayed planters and other objects. Compare the shape of the present pair of stands to two Ming dynasty lacquer censer tables, illustrated in Furniture of the Ming and Qing Dynasties (I) - The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum, Hong Kong 2002, pls. 165 and 166.