Drexel Heritage Black & Red Lacquer Chinoiserie Coffee Table With Hand Painted Scenic Top
Rare and fine Chinoiserie coffee table by the celebrated Drexel furniture company, founded in 1903 in Drexel, North Carolina. This exceptional piece is hand decorated in polychrome lacquer with a traditional central scene portraying elegantly attired Chinese ladies engaged in pastimes within an elegant setting. Scattered calligraphic characters and cartouches offer a narrative verse and artist information.
Below the top is a golden band of Greek Key / Fret decoration, with further gold decorations on the lower apron and legs. Each end of the top has an elegant upturned ? - which also makes it easy to move around. Similar to a 'tray table' in style.
Signed on the underside with the Drexel Heritage Factory label as shown.
Age is vintage 1950s - 1970s. This piece is the perfect size for placing in front of a settee or sofa, and the height is just right.
Condition is very good with some minor nicks and wear to lacquer finish in places. It has been well looked after.
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38" x 20" x 18" tall.
About 40 pounds.