Superb quality Japanese export bamboo table, around 1880.


An exceptional example, we haven't seen many as nice as this. Bamboo furniture of this kind was hugely popular in Victorian Europe, most was mass produced and of a poor quality. This piece has been beautifully made. About 130 - 140 years after manufacture this is completely unrestored and as solid as the day it was made.


The painting on the lacquer work is of an extremely high standard, the delicate drawing in rich golds and silver and the most intense reds and oranges.


Condition: There is a loss of 7cm of bamboo to the underside of one of the poles forming the table top (in our aerial shot, it is the straight piece on the far left of the table), see image of underside. It seems the table has been left too close to a fire at some point and been scorched badly there. This only becomes visible when crouching down to locate it, the damage is secure and stable.


The top panel is in excellent condition, with one small loss of lacquer to top left around 1cm across by 6mm at highest, it is very hard to spot. The middle panel is in perfect condition, unmarked and with no losses. (This is the opening image on this listing). The bottom panel appears to have suffered water damage and there is a crack to one side and a loss of lacquer of 3cm x 2cm to the other side. 


57cm x 74cm


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19th Century Japanese Lacquered Bamboo Side Table

£650.00 Regular Price
£360.00Sale Price
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