A Extremely Rare/Fine Mother of Pearl Inlaid Red Lacquer Sutra Reading Desk(Kyung Sang):
Korea, early 19th Century,
This red lacquered and mother of pearl inlaid sutra reading desk is an extremely rare for Buddhist reading sutra desk
as a Korean, Joseon dynasty's, of rectangular section with rectangular top
with fitted two upward-curved flanges without any metal hinges and supported on the
undersides by 4 reticulated scroll brackets, and also supported on the double straight
legs, fitted with a long drawer decorated in mother of pearl inlay with grapes, vines
and squirells playing with grapes and C handle knob, the both side panels fitted with
apron shaped open carved panel mother of pearl inlaid with floral scroll and flowers,
the four legs supported by long narrow bars and its back side panel decorated in mother
of pearl inlay with bamboos. This table is an unusual in the shape, red lacquered on the
whole surfaces and mother of perarl inlaid with squirells, grapevines, bamboo, 4 cranes, peach tree and peaches, 4 bats fungus, 2 auspicious characters and 2 butterflies.on the top surface,
and its drawer and its other interiors are black lacquered.
It¡¯s in very fine condition without any replaces, retouches and break except some mother of
pearl inlays off on the top surface and red lacquer removed on the corners related with an old use.
Measurements: 33.25" L. x 18.5" W. x 13" H. (84cm x 45.7cm x 33cm)