A late 19thc Chinese hardwood quartetto nest of occasional tables of fine quality & excellent condition.
These tables are of good colour & fine quality, each having a finely carved & pierced frieze on each of the four sides, depicting dragons.
The tops have a recessed panel which is inserted into a wooden frame, supported by the legs & then supported by shaped rails.
On the underneath of each table top there is a department store label from the shop Jones & Higgins, Peckham, London.
This store was Peckham's most prestigious shop & they opened a small shop in 1867 on the corner of Rye Lane (one of the most important shopping streets in South-East London) & Peckham High Street. This was one of the best known department stores in South London for many years & was open up until 1980.
These tables are of sound construction & are in excellent condition.
Sizes: Height Width Depth
Ist: 28.5''/72.5cm 20.5''/52cm 14.5''/37cm
2nd:24.25''/61.5cm 17.75''/45cm 12.75''/32.5cm
3rd:20.5''/52cm 15''/38cm 11''/28cm
4th:16''/40.5cm 12.25''/31cm 9''/23cm