This simple, refined form is one of the classic forms found in furniture of the Ming and Qing dynasties. Compare a similarly proportioned recessed-leg table, illustrated by Wang et al., Connoisseurship of Chinese Furniture, Hong Kong, 1990, no. B81. See, also, the 17th century example of similar size illustrated by C. Evarts, Liang Yi Collection: Huanghuali, Hong Kong, 2007, p. 115, no. 39.