Woodblock prints depict tables of similar size and proportion to the present lot used in daily activities, such as for writing, displaying objects, and dining. See, a serpentine-inlaid huanghuali wine table illustrated by Wang Shixiang and Curtis Evarts, Masterpieces from the Museum of Classical Chinese Furniture, Chicago and San Francisco, 1995, pp. 94-95, no. 44. In Connoisseurship of Chinese Furniture: Ming and Early Qing Dynasties, vol. II, Hong Kong, 1990, p. 77. no B34, Wang Shixiang illustrates a wine table of with square-section, beaded legs. The author also discusses the form, and its variants, ibid., vol. I, pp. 54-6.