The form of the present table, with its simple, elegant lines, is one of the most successful, and popular, forms found in Chinese furniture construction, and is readily evident from the Ming dynasty throughout the Qing. A slightly smaller (125 cm.) huanghuali table of this form, although lacking a waist, is in the Qing Court collection, illustrated in The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum - Furniture of the Ming and Qing Dynasties (I), Hong Kong, 2002, p. 107, no. 90, where it is dated to the Ming dynasty. Another table of this form, dated to the 16th century is illustrated by R.H. Ellsworth, Chinese Furniture, New York, 1971, pl. 66.
See, also, the closely related, though larger (158.3 cm.) huanghuali corner-leg table of the same form, sold in these rooms, 19 March 2008, lot 378, where it was dated to the 17th century.