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    Sale 2389

    Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    27 November 2007, Hong Kong

  • Lot 1823

    A RARE UNUSUALLY LONG HUANGHUALI TABLE

    Price Realised  

    A RARE UNUSUALLY LONG HUANGHUALI TABLE
    LATE MING/EARLY QING DYNASTY, 17TH CENTURY

    The long single plank top within a mortise-and-tenon frame, terminating to each side with small everted bird's tail ends, the beaded apron continuing to pierced curled ends flanking the four rectangular legs terminating in plain feet slightly out turned to the front and back, each flanking a solid panel carved with shaped apertures surrounding a cloud collar
    114¾ in. (291.5 cm.) wide x 21 5/8 in. (55 cm.) deep x 38 3/8 in. (97.5 cm.) high


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    A smaller Huanghuali recessed tressle leg table with similar openwork carving was included in the exhibition, Grace Wu Bruce, Ltd., Ming Furniture, Hong Kong, 30 October-18 November 1995, p. 20-21, no. 9 where 16th and 17th century illustrations of interior settings depict very similar tables.

    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN


    Literature

    S. Handler, Orientations, 'Side Tables, a Surface for Treasures and the Gods', p. 33, fig. 4