A Rare Chinese Tea Table
H 29.5in x W 28.5in x D 28.5in
A rare Chinese export hardwood tilt top table designed after the traditional English prototype from the 18th century. The "Lotus" shaped top with carved edge rests on a tilt and turn "Birdcage" mechanism on a baluster carved standard supported by carved cabriole legs ending in shell carved toes. This is a unique table made for a wealthy Englishman living in the orient. Few tables of this sort were ever made and fewer have survived in such fine condition. Chinese or Export, circa 1760. Wood analysis confirms asian rosewood.
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