Lacquer low table
Meiji period, late 19th century, Japan
L60.3 x W41.2 x H40cm. L23.74 x W16.22 x H15.75 inches
The rectangular low table has stepped-waisted sides with openwork panels decorated with ruyi heads, two on each long side and one on each short side, above a gently outward curved apron adorned with carved out ruyi heads to the shoulder of each leg, all supported on four cabriole legs. The lacquer is of amber colour with shades of aubergine-brown and finished with a polish layer.