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    Sale 2269

    Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art Including Jades from the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

    19 March 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 650

    A HUANGHUALI THRONE-FORM MIRROR STAND, JINGTAI

    17TH/18TH CENTURY

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    A HUANGHUALI THRONE-FORM MIRROR STAND, JINGTAI
    17TH/18TH CENTURY
    The top with curved crestrail surmounted by a ruyi-head knop and terminating in dragon heads, above the reticulated back panel divided into five reserves of birds amidst flowers, a dragon and two carp, and two sinuous confronted chi dragons, supporting the sloping side rails terminating in dragon heads above chi dragon-form spandrels and framing reticulated panels of dragons and tigers in a landscape, the rectangular base set with three drawers carved with magnolia, lychee and lotus, above the shaped apron carved with a leafy scroll joined at the center by a ruyi head, the slender cabriole legs terminating in scroll feet
    34 in. (86.4 cm.) high, 23 1/16 in. (58.6 cm.) wide, 13 in. (33 cm.) deep


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    Two similar throne-form mirror stands are illustrated by Wang Shixiang, et.al., Connoisseurship of Chinese Furniture, vol. II, Hong Kong, 1990, p. 177, nos. E29-30. A more elaborate example dated to the 16th- 17th century, from the collection of Dr. S.Y. Yip, was sold in these rooms, 20 September 2002, lot 43.

    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE NEW ENGLAND COLLECTION