A GEORGE I GESSO SIDE TABLE IN THE MANNER OF JAMES MOORE WITH JAPANESE LACQUER TOP (4468331)
A GEORGE I GESSO SIDE TABLE IN THE MANNER OF JAMES MOORE WITH JAPANESE LACQUER TOP (4468331)
A GEORGE I GESSO SIDE TABLE IN THE MANNER OF JAMES MOORE WITH JAPANESE LACQUER TOP (4468331)

A GEORGE I GESSO SIDE TABLE IN THE MANNER OF JAMES MOORE WITH JAPANESE LACQUER TOP (4468331)

c. 1715 Japan

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An extremely rare and fine early 18th century gesso side table in the manner of James Moore, retaining most of the original gilding and the original Japanese black and gold raised lacquer top depicting water fowl and grasses by a shore and framed by a broad metallic gold border with a moulded edge and re-entrant corners above a concave moulding and plain frieze; on square legs with moulded edges, terminating in moulded feet.

Note: Gesso tables were the ultimate status symbol in early 18th century England and are extremely rare. Exotic lacquer was very desirable and expensive. In comparison with the lesser valued Chinese lacquer, the decoration on Japanese lacquer is usually far more restrained, and the lacquer in this example has exceptional depth.

In Japan, lacquer was usually produced on boats at sea in order to avoid contamination by airborne dust. High quality lacquer work can consist of hundreds of layers of fine lacquer with precious metal dusting sealed within the layers, giving the finished article its beautiful depth.

The top: Japanese, circa 1715

The base: English, circa 1715

Price: £100,000 +
Private collection, Canada.
Dimensions
Height 74.50 cm (29.33 inches)
Width 90.00 cm (35.43 inches)
Depth 53.50 cm (21.06 inches)
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