Circa 1910, unusual Chinese style black lacquered bureau of petite proportions. There is applied decoration depicting a beautiful Chinese garden and courtyard scene, with figures on the top and lovely flowers on the front and sides, and birds on the front. The small bureau opens to reveal an interior with five various sized serpentine drawers which are lacquered on the front. The flap is also lacquered and gilded with various flowers, butterflies and insects. Below is a single drawer which is painted on the inside and pull out arms with axe head drop handles. There is a shaped apron below which is stylised at the front and sides. All standing on four turned legs with bulbous tops, united by concave and shaped stretchers which are also decorated. Good colour and very stylish.
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