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Lacquer trays were one of the most popular items for merchants to bring back from Canton to sell into the growing luxury markets of Britain and America. Luckily we have a highly detailed description of Benjamin Shreve's voyage to Canton on the New Hazard in 1815. Among his investors was Joseph Peabody of Salem, MA who specifically requested a set of 5 tea trays which were commissioned from the lacquer merchant Yinqua.
|Height||1.50 inch||(3.81 cm)|
|Width||26.00 inch||(66.04 cm)|
|Depth||19.50 inch||(49.53 cm)|
Reindeer Antiques Ltd
81 Kensington Church Street
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