• Fine Chinese Ceramics and Work auction at Christies

    Sale 2297

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Including Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

    26 March 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1228

    AN UNUSUAL ZITAN CORNER-LEG PARTNER'S DESK

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    AN UNUSUAL ZITAN CORNER-LEG PARTNER'S DESK
    With three-panel top set within the wide, rectangular frame, above aprons and spandrels carved with archaistic scroll, the aprons of the two long sides opening to reveal two concealed drawers, all supported on legs of square section joined by a base stretcher raised on small tabs
    33¾ in. (85.7 cm.) high, 55 3/8 in. (140.7 cm.) wide, 27 3/8 in. (69.5 cm.) deep


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    Provenance

    Acquired by the grandfather of the present owners, Whampoa, Guangdong, circa 1890-1920s, thence by descent within the family.