A 19th century Chinese black-lacquer work table, the hinged oblong cover having a raised central panel with gilt decoration of figures on a terrace, within four panels and re-entrant corners, enclosing a further vignette to underside over a fitted interior centred by a tray of fifteen compartments, two lidded, concealing a sliding frame previously housing a wool drawer, between full-depth compartments, raised on lyre-form end standards, shaped stretchers and paw feet, 25.5 x 17.5 x 28 high, (64.5cm x 44.5cm x 71cm).
Overall general light wear to gilt decoration but better than many examples previously seen. Some wear to lid edges including possible retouching. One hinge loose. Some compartment lids missing. Has previously had a wool box.