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    Sale 11928

    Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art part I

    17 - 18 March 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1305

    A SQUARE HUANGHUALI WAISTLESS CORNER-LEG TABLE, FANGZHUO

    17TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A SQUARE HUANGHUALI WAISTLESS CORNER-LEG TABLE, FANGZHUO
    17TH CENTURY
    The paneled top is set in a thick square frame with thumb-grooved edge. The whole is raised on thick legs of square section joined by straight stretchers framing three reticulated panels and set with openwork corner spandrels.
    34 ¼ in. (87 cm.) high, 37 ¼ in. (94.6 cm.) square


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    For dining, writing, appreciating antiques, or playing games, the square table is one of the most versatile forms in Chinese furniture. Several variations on the square table exist, including waisted and waistless examples, and those with decorative struts inset between the apron and stretcher, like the present example. A huanghuali table of similar height, fitted with vertical struts but without openwork corner spandrels is illustrated by Sarah Handler in Ming Furniture in the Light of Chinese Architecture, Berkeley, 2005, p. 165.

    Provenance

    Robert H. Ellsworth, New York, mid-1990's.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF AN AMERICAN COLLECTOR