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A HUANGHUALI RECESSED-LEG TABLE, QIAOTOUAN 16TH/EARLY 17TH CENTURY

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A HUANGHUALI RECESSED-LEG TABLE, QIAOTOUAN 16TH/EARLY 17TH CENTURY

The paneled top terminating in everted flanges above the bracket-form spandrels flanking pairs of squared legs, each pair joined by a bracket-form shoe foot and enclosing an openwork panel of ruyi cloudhead within a cartouche
34in. (86.5cm.) high, 110in. (280cm.) wide, 22 3/8in. (56.4cm.) deep
Literature
Sarah Handler, "Side Tables, a Surface for Treasures and the Gods", Orientations, May, 1996, p. 33, fig. 4

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For a discussion of a comparable tielimu table, dated 1640, in the Palace Museum, Beijing, with a pendent ruyi cloudhead design and other examples in print and painting see Handler, op. cit., pp. 33-35

Compare, also, the more elaborate table included in the Min Chiu Society exhibition, In Pursuit of Antiquities, Hong Kong, 1995, Catalogue, p. 270, no. 242

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