English Antique Japanned Tea Table
George II oak japanned tea table with hinged fold-over top, four tapering legs, one of which swings out to support the flap, ending in pad feet. The entire surface of the table has been covered in the most incredible lacquered decoration in black, red and gilded motifs of pagodas, rocks, figures and water scenes. Card or tea tables were often painted or japanned. Because Chinese lacquered furniture was extremely popular, the demand led to the development of European “japanning.” In 1688, John Stalker and George Parker wrote a book on japanning called “Treatise of Japanning and Varnishing.” This book was geared toward the amateur and became extremely popular for young ladies in early Georgian times and continued for some time.
- English Circa 1740 Japanning Circa 1900
- Height: 28" | Width: 32" | Depth: 14"
- Item #6380
- Price: $11,500