Lot 1455 - 09 May 2017
May Antiques & Interiors Sale
A rare pair of Chinese carved Hongmu/rosewood tripod occasional tables inset with famille-rose porcelain panels, 19th century, each table with circular top above a moulded and pierced frieze on floral carved gadrooned support on tripod base with patera carved knees and claw and ball feet, each of the circular porcelain panels painted with a dignitary seated in a pavilion with attendants and watching performers, tables 52cm. diameter, 81cm. high, porcelain panels 41cm. diameter. Illustrated
Porcelain- some typical light surface scratching and scuffing to the glaze and minor wear to enamels.
Tables- both with wear and damage as per age and use and with faults around original construction joints. Glue that held the porcelain on has dried and porcelain is now loose.Both tables may well have started off as tilt tops but now have later European screws to the underframe and tops are fixed. Both also have unusual use of door hinges to junction of feet underframe as a strengthening point.
Table 1- slight movement to top and with gap developing and with 5cms section of moulding below now absent.Signs of old glue repairs visible to underframe.
Table 2- movement and damage to edge and frieze section that will need sympathetic restoration.