14 September 2009,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 16,250
Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000
A SMALL HUANGHUALI, HUALI AND LACQUER SQUARE-CORNER CABINET, FANGJIAOGUI
Of rectangular form with two doors fitted flush around the removable center stile and inlaid with mother-of-pearl depicting fruiting peach and blossoming branches on a black lacquer ground, the doors opening to reveal the shelved interior with two drawers, all above a further lacquer frieze inlaid with two floral sprays and a plain lacquered apron, the sides and back covered in black lacquer
24 in. (61 cm.) high, 18 7/8 in. (47.9 cm.) wide, 9½ in. (24.1 cm.) deep
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Sammy Y. Lee & Wangs Co., Hong Kong, 1973.
Lee Yu-kuan, Oriental Lacquer Art, New York/Tokyo, 1973, p. 308, no. 235.
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