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A SMALL HUANGHUALI WAISTED CORNER-LEG SIDE TABLE, BANZHUO
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A SMALL HUANGHUALI WAISTED CORNER-LEG SIDE TABLE, BANZHUO

17TH CENTURY

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A SMALL HUANGHUALI WAISTED CORNER-LEG SIDE TABLE, BANZHUO
17TH CENTURY
The single-panel top enclosed within a broad frame with 'ice-plate' edge, set on a narrow waist above the beaded apron flush with square legs terminating in hoofed feet
30½ in. (76.2 cm.) high, 36 1/8 in. (91.8 cm.) wide, 18 1/8 in. (45.9 cm.) deep

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Compare a similar small huanghuali side table with puddingstone top, dated to the 16th or 17th century, illustrated by G. W. Bruce, Dreams of Chu Tan Chamber and the Romance with Huanghuali Wood: The Dr. S.Y. Yip Collection of Classic Chinese Furniture, Hong Kong, 1991, pp. 54-5, no. 16, where it is noted that this elegant form "relies entirely on the delicacy of its proportions for its beauty."

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