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A HUANGHUALI RECESSED-LEG LUTE TABLE, QINZHUO

LATE 16TH EARLY 17TH CENTURY

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A HUANGHUALI RECESSED-LEG LUTE TABLE, QINZHUO
Late 16th Early 17th Century
The well-figured top panel set in a thick frame with "ice-plate" edge supported on slightly splayed recessed legs of circular section, joined by a plain apron with cloud-collared spandrels, all originally a single piece with the spandrels separated from the apron for ease of assembly, the front and back legs joined by double oval stretchers, the underside supported by three transverse braces
31 1/8in. (79cm.) high, 50¾in. (129cm.) wide, 16 3/8in. (41.5cm.) deep
Literature
Curtis Evarts, ''Classical Chinese Furniture in the Piccus Collection'', JCCFS, Autumn 1992, p. 21, fig. 23
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Lot Essay

A similar table is illustrated by John Kwang-Ming Ang in the Catalogue of the exhibition, The Beauty of Huanghuali, p. 7, fig. 9. See, also, the longer table with square-section legs and stretchers illustrated by Robert Ellsworth, Chinese Furniture, p. 153, pl. 47
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