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    Sale 2622

    Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    3 December 2008, Hong Kong

  • Lot 2512

    A PAIR OF IVORY AND HARDSTONE INSET HARDWOOD DISPLAY CABINETS

    Price Realised  

    A PAIR OF IVORY AND HARDSTONE INSET HARDWOOD DISPLAY CABINETS
    QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY

    Each with two sliding drawers and one hinged door, the square and rectangular shelves set at varying levels and bordered with reticulated scrollwork aprons, the door panels decorated with scenes of boys at play before garden pavilions set amongst rockwork in river landscapes, the side panels variously with fruiting peach and pomegranate trees, the drawers with flowerhead handles within fretwork designs, the bases inset to the fronts and sides with butterfly and floral reverse glass panels, supported on scrolling ruyi-form feet
    27 5/8 x 18½ x 6¾ in. (70.2 x 47 x 17 cm.) (2)


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    A pair of related zitan cabinets and similarly embellished with ivory panels doors can be found in situ within the inner quarters of the Yangxindian, 'The Hall of Mental Cultivation', illustrated in Life in the Forbidden City of Qing Dynasty, Forbidden City Publishing House, 2007, p. 118, no. 184 (see fig. 1).

    Special Notice

    Prospective purchasers are advised that several countries prohibit the importation of property containing materials from endangered species, including but not limited to coral, ivory, tortoiseshell and crocodile. Accordingly, prospective purchasers should familiarize themselves with relevant customs regulations prior to bidding if they intend to import this lot into another country.


    Saleroom Notice

    Please note that both cabinets are comprised of huanghuali wood and hardwood.


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