It is covered overall in red lacquer which is then decorated in the 'qiang jin' incised gold technique, whereby the pattern is incised with a sharp point and subsequently filled in with gold leaf.
Ming lacquer table by Unknown Artist, 14001420
© V&A Picture Library
- 'incised gold' lacquer on a wood core
- 28 x 94 x 41 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £10,500 ( Total: £42,000)
- Acquired in:
- Nicholas Grindley
With Bluett & Sons Ltd.; with Nicholas Grindley.