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Of superb quality with a circular revolving and tilting top finely decorated with a landscape and boats on a lake amidst pavilions all within a border of sinuous dragons. The baluster stem to the base incorporating a birdcage action similarly decorated with the legs in the form of scaled , arched backs of dragons ending in finely carved open-mouthed dragon heads with red tongues and golden pearls. A table of identical form with minor differences in the gilded decoration was exhibited in “Philadelphians and the China Trade 1784-1844” at the Philadelphia Museum of Art 1984, catalog item 159, page 162, the property of the Andalusia Foundation, Andalusia, Pennsylvania having descended in the Biddle family.

Chinese Export for the American or English Market, Early 19th Century.



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