15 September 2009,
New York, Rockefeller Plaza
Price Realised USD 92,500
Estimate USD 25,000 - USD 35,000
A ZITAN STOOL, FANGDENG
The recessed, three-panel top set within the square frame with 'ice-plate' edge, above a narrow, curved waist and gracefully shaped aprons and inward-curved legs terminating in hoof feet, set into a base stretcher raised on four short tabs
20¾ in. (52.7 cm.) high, 21 in. (53.3 cm.) square
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A similar zitan stool in the Qing Court collection, dated to the late Ming or early Qing dynasties, is illustrated in The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum: Furniture of the Ming and Qing Dynasties (I), Hong Kong, 2002, p. 60, no. 45.
Acquired by the grandfather of the present owners, Whampoa, Guangdong, circa 1890-1920s, thence by descent within the family.
PROPERTY FROM A NORTH-AMERICAN CHINESE FAMILY COLLECTION, FORMED DURING THE LATE QING DYNASTY