18 March 2009,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 11,250
Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000
A HUANGHUALI KANG TABLE, KANGZHUO
The three-panel top set within the wide rectangular frame with beaded, 'ice-plate' edge, above a narrow waist and beaded, curvilinear apron carved in high relief on each narrow side with confronted chilong and on each long side with mature dragons confronted around a leafy scroll, the whole supported on narrow cabriole legs terminating in hoof feet
8¾ in. (22.2 cm.) high, 35¾ in. (90.8 cm.) wide, 22 7/8 in. (58.1 cm.) deep
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