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A HUANGHUALI TABLE CABINET
A HUANGHUALI TABLE CABINET

18TH CENTURY

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A HUANGHUALI TABLE CABINET
18TH CENTURY
The two front doors and hinged canted cover open to reveal four variously sized drawers with huanghuali fronts applied with brass drop-shaped pulls on circular escutcheons. The exterior is applied with brass mounts to the corners and hinges and further applied with a brass lock with cloud-shaped hasp and circular lock plate and with two loop handles to the sides. The front doors are applied with twin-fish shaped pulls. All is above an accolade shaped apron. The wood is of a yellowish brown tone with natural grain and some ghost head striations.
14½ in. (37 cm.) high x 13 5/8 (34.5 cm.) wide x 10¼ in. (26.2 cm.) deep
Provenance
The Peter and Nancy Thompson Collection

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Lot Essay

A comparable chest from the 17th Century is illustrated in Robert Hatfield Ellsworth, Nicholas Grindley and Anita Christy, Chinese Furniture- One Hundred Examples from the Mimi and Raymond Hung Collection, New York, 1996, p. 216-217, nr. 87, in which it is mentioned that these type of chests were used to store scholar's objects.

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