Lot 165: French Lacquered Papier-Mâché Japonisme Tray Table
December 4, 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: The hand-painted vintage black tray ornately illustrated with a number of samurai, beauteous geishas and their servants in a landscape filled with Torii gates, bridges, lilies, stone lanterns, houses, and a hilltop shrine, many of the painted elements highlighted in metallic gold, silver, or copper paint, the back with the label "Shipped by Société Nouvelle Atlantic / Ivry-sur-Seine France;" tray now resting on a contemporary black laminate table with bamboo-form legs and cross-stretchers. Tray: 24.5" W X 18.5" D; on table: 21.5" H. Colored-in scratch to tray at bottom left, minor wear to gilt on borders, hairline cracks and minor losses to lacquer.