19th century, Chinese; black lacquered with gilt accents; overall floral and bird decoration; double flip top supported by glides; on a baluster form pedestal rising on cabriole legs with claw on ball feet. Approx. h. 32", w. 26.75", d. 21". Provenance: From the Estate of Mrs. Sally Connally Hardie, Atlanta, Georgia. Connolly was a charity campaigner and philanthropist, Councilwoman for the National Trust for Scotland from 1978-1995 (the last ten years serving on the Executive board), and member of the Court of St. Andrews University from 1987-1995. A native Atlantan, Connolly's great-great-grandfather David Connally was one of the first settlers to obtain land in the city and her great-grandfather Joseph E. Brown was the governor of Georgia during the American Civil War.
Extensive damage to lacquer with losses; crack to pedestal.