A Rare Tiger and Dragon Inlaid amd lacquered low Table:
Korea, Choson period, late 19th century,
This low table with tortoise shells and shark-skin (shagreen) inlaid is an extremely rare,
especially with a dragon and tiger.
This rectangular low table is lacquered with dark brown over all, and top decorated with
a confronted large four-clawed Dragon and a Siberian Tiger inlaid in entire tortoise shell,
and Shark-skin (shagreen) used only, except clouds, amid clouds in a diamond-form
border inlaid with tortoise shell, and twisted wire accented.
It is in fine condition without any typical damages (has only minimal normal damages in related with old age)
Measures 38 1/4” L. x 25 3/4” w. x 13 1/4”h.