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AN UNUSUAL HUANGHUALI RECESSED TRESTLE-LEG TABLE, QIAOTOUAN
AN UNUSUAL HUANGHUALI RECESSED TRESTLE-LEG TABLE, QIAOTOUAN

17TH CENTURY

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AN UNUSUAL HUANGHUALI RECESSED TRESTLE-LEG TABLE, QIAOTOUAN
17th century
The well-figured single plank top with everted ends above a plain beaded apron continuing to pierced 'phoenix-eye' spandrels and slotted into the tapered trestles, each formed by openwork panels carved on both sides with gracefully curved dragons, ruyi and rockwork, between the rectangular-session front and back legs terminating in plain feet slightly out turned to the front and back.
34½in. (87.6cm.) high, 47¼in. (120cm.) wide, 13½in. (34.3cm.) deep

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Compare a similar huanghuali trestle-leg table with slightly splayed feet illustrated by G. Ecke, Chinese Domestic Furniture, Rutland, Vermont and Tokyo, 1962, pl. 82. See, also, a larger huanghuali trestle-leg table of comparable form sold in these rooms, The Dr. S.Y. Yip Collection of Fine and Important Classical Chinese Furniture, 20 September 2002, lot 22, and another with similar proportions in the collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, illustrated by R.H. Ellsworth, Chinese Furniture: Hardwood Examples of the Ming and Ch'ing Dynasties, New York, 1971, p. 158, figs. 56 and 56a.
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