A Fine Mother of Peal/Tortoise Shell Inlaid Lacquer Low Table:
Korea, Choson period, late 19th Century,
This rectangular low table is lacquered with dark brown over all, and top decorated with
a confronted large four-clawed dragon and a long-tailed phoenix inlaid in tortoise shell,
twisted wire and mother of pearl, and amid clouds enclosed in a floral scroll-form border.
It is in very fine condition except a corner having lightly crashed (see photo).
Measures 13 ½” h.x 39/ ¼” L/x 27/ ¼” D. (34.3cm x 99.7cm x 69.2cm)
*** A similar mother of pearl and tortoise shell low table sold at Sotheby’s, New York,
Dec. 3, 1994, lot #91 and also at Christie’s, New York, Oct. 24, 1991, lot #935