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    Sale 2269

    Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art Including Jades from the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

    19 March 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 646

    A HONGMU SQUARE-CORNER DISPLAY CABINET, DUOBAOGE

    19TH CENTURY

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    A HONGMU SQUARE-CORNER DISPLAY CABINET, DUOBAOGE
    19TH CENTURY
    Well carved with reticulated lattice work framing open shelves above three drawers carved with bats, one carved with a shou character, and a pair of small reticulated doors, above two larger doors carved with bats suspending beribboned chimes and twin fish, fitted flush around the removable center stile, the shaped apron carved in low relief with archaistic scroll, the cabinet fitted with cloisonné enamel hardware
    73¾ in. (187.3 cm.) high, 35 7/8 in. (91.1 cm.) wide, 15 3/16 in. (38.6 cm.) deep


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    Compare the form of a related jichimu cabinet dated to the late Qing dynasty, illustrated by Tian Jiaqing, Classic Chinese Furniture of the Qing Dynasty, Hong Kong, 1995, p. 235, no. 106.

    Provenance

    Acquired in Hong Kong c. 1952-5, and thence by descent within the family to the present owner.