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    Sale 2268

    Fine Chinese Art from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

    18 March 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 381

    A RARE AND UNUSUAL ROOTWOOD TABLE

    18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A RARE AND UNUSUAL ROOTWOOD TABLE
    18TH CENTURY
    The separate shaped top panels attached to the wide root-like complex forming the aprons and winding legs which terminate in slightly outward-curved feet
    35 in. (89 cm.) high, 43 in. (109.2 cm.) wide, 43 in. (109.2 cm.) deep


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    A rootwood table comparable to the present lot in both form and size, dated to the Qing dynasty, is in the Qing Court Collection, illustrated in The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum: Furniture of the Ming and Qing Dynasties (II), Hong Kong, 2002, p. 287, no. 242.

    Literature

    W. Drummond, "Chinese Furniture: The Sackler Collections", Journal of the Classical Chinese Furniture Society, Summer, 1993, p. 65, pl. 21.