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    Sale 2268

    Fine Chinese Art from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

    18 March 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 383

    A MING-STYLE HUANGHUALI ROUND-CORNER TAPERED CABINET, YUANJIAOGUI

    18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A MING-STYLE HUANGHUALI ROUND-CORNER TAPERED CABINET, YUANJIAOGUI
    18TH CENTURY
    The protruding top frame with beaded, rounded edges supported on corner posts of rounded square section framing the panel doors, opening to reveal the interior with three shelves, all above a plain apron and apron-head spandrels on the front and sides
    57 7/8 in. (147 cm.) high, 30¼ in. (76.8 cm.) wide, 16½ in. (42 cm.) deep


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    Compare a pair of huanghuali tapered cabinets illustrated by G.W. Bruce, Dreams of Chu Tan Chamber and the Romance with Huanghuali Wood: The Dr. S.Y. Yip Collection of Classic Chinese Furniture, Hong Kong, 1991, pp. 120-3, no. 47. Although dated to the 16th-17th century, the form compares quite favorably with both the illustrated examples and the present lot lacking central removable stiles.