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Antique Chinese small tray inlay of Mother of Pearl

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Lacquer: Pre 1900: Item # 1088868

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This antique Chinese rectangular serving tray is elaborately inlayed with Mother of Pearl. The ornate MOP design covers the surface of the tray and also goes about the exterior face of the narrow rim. Wood is most likely ebony and tray dates from mid 18th century.

Condition: All the MOP inlay is intact but there are numerous tiny nicks and chips in the surface finish on the inside and outside edges of the rim surround. Most of these nicks can only be seen when the edges are caught in a specific light. The tray is approx 9 inches x 11 inches x 5/8ths.