A SOFTWOOD DAYBED IN FOUR SECTIONS
THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN
A SOFTWOOD DAYBED IN FOUR SECTIONS

Details
A SOFTWOOD DAYBED IN FOUR SECTIONS
Of box-form construction, the paneled top is set within the rectangular frame. The sides are fitted with shaped aprons and sprandels, the whole raised on small feet.
20 ¼ in. (51.4 cm.) high, 44 in. (111.8 cm.) wide, 17 ½ in. (44.5 cm.) deep
Provenance
The Robert Hatfield Ellsworth Collection, New York.
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Lot Essay

A nanmu platform in three sections, dating to the 18th century, illustrated by Kai-Yin Lo in Classical and Vernacular Chinese Furniture in the Living Environment, Hong Kong, 1998, pp. 98-9, suggests that furniture of this design may come from the Jiangnan Region. Constructed in modular sections with flush-corner sides, the sections can be pushed together to form a larger platform or day bed, or be separated for smaller platforms. Box-form sections, such as the present example, could function as daybed, platforms or large, low tables.

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