Posted 5 years ago
Found this real old red lacquer tea table at a garage sale for one dollar. The guy said he purchased it years ago and was going to restore it but only started and it has sat in his garage. Wish people would just leave antiques alone if they have no clue what they are doing. Claims he stripped the top because the red lacquer had some cracking and he did not like the gold etching of the birds and trees? Chinese red lacquer dates to the 14th century when Buddhist monks began painting furniture using lacquer and intricate hand painted designs. Not having raw red lacquer in my painting cabinet or gold dust clear lacquer not sure what to do with this.