A very fine Japanese black and gilt lacquer rectangular low table

19th century

The rectangular table with engraved silver mounts, decorated with a phoenix flying over paulownia branches, raised on bracket legs; in Japanese lacquered wood box, inscribed "Kiri ho-o make" (paulownia, phoenix lacquer) "On Bundai" (honorable writing desk).

Approx. H: 4 7/8 in.,12.4cm; L: 24 in., 61cm; D: 14 in., 35.6cm

Estimate $6,000-8,000

Sold for $2,000 (buyer's premium included)