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A RARE HUANGHUALI TRESTLE-LEG TABLE
A RARE HUANGHUALI TRESTLE-LEG TABLE
A RARE HUANGHUALI TRESTLE-LEG TABLE
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A RARE HUANGHUALI TRESTLE-LEG TABLE

18TH-19TH CENTURY

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A RARE HUANGHUALI TRESTLE-LEG TABLE
18TH-19TH CENTURY
The single-panel top is set in a rectangular frame fitted with everted ends, above the beaded apron carved with archaistic scroll and stylized ruyi-form spandrels. The whole is raised on thick, outswept legs of rectangular section joined by an openwork panel carved with chilong.
35 in. (89 cm.) high, 70 ¼ in. (178.4 cm.) wide, 15 ½ in. (39.4 cm.) deep
Provenance
Robert and William Drummond, New York.
Arthur M. Sackler Collections, New York.
Acquired from the above in 1974.
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A related huanghuali trestle-leg table of slightly larger proportions, with aprons similarly carved with elongated ruyi heads and openwork dragon panels joining the legs is illustrated by J. G. Lee, "Chinese Furniture Collection," The Philadelphia Museum of Art Bulletin, vol. LVIII:276 (Winter 1963), p. 71, fig. 15.

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