A HUANGHUALI KANG TABLE
A HUANGHUALI KANG TABLE
A HUANGHUALI KANG TABLE
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A HUANGHUALI KANG TABLE

17TH CENTURY

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A HUANGHUALI KANG TABLE
17TH CENTURY
The paneled top is set within a rectangular frame with a molded edge above a narrow waist. The shaped, beaded apron is carved with intertwined tendrils and further carved at the corners with animal masks. The whole is raised on elegant cabriole legs terminating in claw-form feet.
12 3/8 in. (32 cm.) high, 41 ¼ in. (104.7 cm.) wide, 26 5/8 in. (67.6 cm.) deep
Provenance
Christie's New York, 14-15 September 2017, lot 981.
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Lot Essay


Kang tables were typically used on top of a platform, kang, or a couch-bed or daybed. For a discussion on kang tables, see S. Handler, Austere Luminosity of Chinese Classical Furniture, Berkeley, 2001, pp. 169-171. See, also, Wang Shixiang, Connoisseurship of Chinese Furniture: Ming and Early Qing Dynasties, vol. I, Hong Kong, 1990, pp. 48-52 for a discussion of different forms of kang tables.

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