Chic Chinoiserie: Lacquer Panels Transformed into Tables

A Chinese 18th century black lacquer low table
Mackinnon Fine Furniture Collection

Today we are sharing some of our recent acquisitions that all feature magnificent chinoiserie designs. Each of the tables includes an antique lacquer panel decorated in gilt highlights on a black ground that has been mounted as a table. Shown above is an 18th century Chinese black lacquer panel mounted on a modern base as a low table, or coffee table.

Top of a Chinese 18th century black lacquer low table
Mackinnon Fine Furniture Collection

The panel is decorated with landscapes and garden pavilions in gilt highlights, and the base features square chamfered legs with scroll feet and pierced corner brackets.

A pair of 19th century Chinese black lacquer panels mounted as two tier tables
Mackinnon Fine Furniture Collection

This very fine pair of Chinese lacquer two tier tables is designed in the Regency taste.

A pair of 19th century Chinese black lacquer panels mounted as two tier tables
Mackinnon Fine Furniture Collection

The top panel of each table is a Chinese 19th century lacquer panel decorated with figures in a garden landscape scene with abstract lattice borders.

A 19th century Chinese lacquer panel mounted as a low table
Mackinnon Fine Furniture Collection

And finally, this very fine 19th century Chinese lacquer panel is now set in a low table with bamboo legs in the Regency taste.

A 19th century Chinese lacquer panel mounted as a low table
Mackinnon Fine Furniture Collection

The lacquer panel shows a lakeside scene with a figure in a boat and others in the garden pavilion surrounded by an elaborate landscape.

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