The spare, economic lines of the recessed-leg table makes this form one of the most elegant furniture forms. Throughout the Ming period, recessed-leg tables are seen in woodblock prints and paintings, often adorned with antiques and placed within a variety of interiors, including the scholar's studio. A huanghuali recessed-leg table, dated to the seventeenth century, is illustrated by R.D. Jacobsen and N. Grindley, Classical Chinese Furniture in the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, 1999, p. 123, no. 40. Another table of similar form, but shorter in length, was sold at Christie's New York, 22-23 March 2018, lot 964.