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The well-figured inset marble top of variegated and pink-veined marble over a deeply carved and pierced fretwork frieze. Stands upon carved, reeded legs with scroll feet. Such tables were used by Chinese ladies as dressing/make-up tables. The intricate carving in the frieze includes bats and peaches, the bat symbolising the male principle and the peach the female. The bat is considered significant in Chinese symbology as representing wealth, happiness and good fortune, whilst the peach is a symbol of female fertility and of longevity.
19th Century Chinese, circa 1850 – 1900

Height 20.5" (52cm) Width 17" (43cm) Depth 13" (33cm)

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