Mid 20th. Century Chinese Black Coromandel Lacquer Floral Stools With Birds and Flowers - a Pair (Side / Drinks Tables)
A pair of very pretty old Chinese stools, side tables or pedestals. Carefully hand decorated in the Coromandel style (see below) with cream flowers and birds (parrot and swallows) in the 'traditional Chinese style'. The primary colours are tastefully matched - jade green, cream and a pale slate grey blue. The five legs are the auspicious 'Ruyi' in shape and have a symbolic Buddhist lotus flower on each. The original label is still in place on the underside.
Can be used as pedestals, side or drinks tables.
It's great to find a pair of older stools like this, we have seen such in a while.
Dimensions: H18", Dia 15". Top area dia. approx 12".
Minor nicks/scratches, one stool on the back side has an age related stress crack in the lacquer - see photo.
Further reading: Coromandel lacquer is a type of Chinese lacquerware made for export mainly. It was shipped to European markets via the Coromandel coast of south-east India, where the Dutch East Indies Company and its rivals from a number of European powers had bases in the 18th century. The most common type of object made in the style, both for Chinese domestic use and exports was the Coromandel screen, a large folding screen with as many as twelve leaves, coated in black lacquer with large pictures using the kuan cai (literally "incised colors") technique, sometimes combined with mother of pearl inlays. Other pieces made include chests and panels.