19th Century Japanese Lacquered Bamboo Side Table


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circa 1880

United Kingdom

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19th Century Japanese Lacquered Bamboo Side Table

Superb quality Japanese export bamboo table, around 1880.

An exceptional example, we haven't seen many as nice as this. Bamboo furniture of this kind was hugely popular in Victorian Europe, most was mass produced and of a poor quality. This piece has been beautifully made. About 130 - 140 years after manufacture this is completely unrestored and as solid as the day it was made.

The painting on the lacquer work is of an extremely high standard, the delicate drawing in rich golds and silver and the most intense reds and oranges.

Condition: There is a loss of 7cm of bamboo to the underside of one of the poles forming the table top (in our aerial shot, it is the straight piece on the far left of the table), see image of underside. It seems the table has been left too close to a fire at some point and been scorched badly there. This only becomes visible when crouching down to locate it, the damage is secure and stable.

The top panel is in excellent condition, with one small loss of lacquer to top left around 1cm across by 6mm at highest, it is very hard to spot. The middle panel is in perfect condition, unmarked and with no losses. The bottom panel appears to have suffered water damage and there is a crack to one side and a loss of lacquer of 3cm x 2cm to the other side. 

57cm x 74cm

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  • H: 74cm (29.13in)
  • W: 57cm (22.44in)
  • D: 57cm (22.44in)


circa 1880

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We are Rebecca Roche and Alex Coward.

Our background is in the visual arts, and we value craftsmanship and skill in all things.  This love for quality and beauty, and the scarcity of it in so much of modern manufacturing, has led us to this venture: A Bohemian boutique offering rare, unusual antiques, art pieces and vintage items for the home and garden.


Our style is not for the faint hearted!

We lean towards the highly decorative.  If you don't immediately recoil at the prospect of having a huge polychrome carved Balinese temple door in your living room you are in the right place.  We don't do beige or magnolia and we may not be the landlords go to choice, but why choose neutrals when you can have Turquoise or Gold?


We like painted things, woven things, carved things and gilded things.  If it is unique and beautiful, if the hand of the artist is present, we like it.  We love great design, elegant lines, bold colour. And gilded things.

We source items from across the ages, from 18th Century Asia to 20th Century Europe.  We want to help you create bespoke interiors, to mix and match; to provide an eclectic, rich, opulent and exotic living environment.


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