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    Sale 2027

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    17 September 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 150

    A HUANGHUALI BALANCE STAND, TIANPINGJIA

    17TH/18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A HUANGHUALI BALANCE STAND, TIANPINGJIA
    17TH/18TH CENTURY
    The rectangular upright beaded frame enclosing the humpback balance support, the corner posts flanked by cloud-shaped standing spandrels framing the single plank top, joined to the shoe feet by ruyi head-form baitong plaques enclosing wan emblems, above two drawers with rectangular baitong pulls and faceplate with pierced wan emblem; together with seven brass weights and four ingot-shaped bone weights
    27¾ in. (70.5 cm.) high, 22 13/16 in. (58 cm.) wide, 8 1/8 in. (20.6 cm.) deep


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    Compare the very similar huanghuali balance stand, dated to the 17th or 18th century, illustrated by R.H. Ellsworth et. al., in Chinese Furniture: One Hundred Examples from the Mimi and Raymond Hung Collection, New York, 1996, pp. 242-3, no. 100.

    See, also, the 17th century example in The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, and formerly in the Museum of Classical Chinese Furniture Collection, sold in these rooms, 19 September 1996, lot 11.