Antique Liberty of London Carved Japanese Side Table. Good example of a Liberty & Co of London, Arts and Crafts, hand carved Japanese table, with rare floral decoration c. These tables were hand carved in Japan for Liberty & Co during the early 1900s, having been commissioned by Liberty as part of their more exotic range of furniture, during the craze for everything Japanese (Japanism). This craze followed events in 1854, when American Commodore Matthew Perry, forced Japan to recommence international trade after over two centuries of virtual isolation. The Arts & Crafts movement admired Japanese works because they, like medieval art, were thought to derive from a culture that was free from the depravities of modern industrialism.
These tables were reputedly hand carved by Japanese fishermen, made in numbered sections for easy packing and transportation, and assembled at the "Eastern Bazaar" in Libertys Regent Street headquarters in London. It is in solid, original condition with attractive patina, and wear/marks commensurate with age. Ive owned a number of these tables but havent encountered this design before which is finer than many. The item "Antique Liberty of London Carved Japanese Side Table (Rare Design)" is in sale since Monday, August 16, 2021. This item is in the category "Antiques\Antique Furniture\Tables".The seller is "billbrown74" and is located in Norwich. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom.