25 March 2010
A LARGE PAINTED AND GILT-DECORATED RED LACQUER COMPOUND CABINET, SIJIANGUI
LATE MING/EARLY QING DYNASTY, 17TH CENTURY
Of rectangular form, the doors of the hatchest and cabinet opening from removable center stiles and painted with birds and flowers in a rocky landscape, the design repeated on the plain waist above shaped aprons, all enclosed by floral scroll on the front frame, the sides decorated in similar fashion within shaped reserves
86 in. (218.4 cm.) high, 43¼ in. (110 cm.) wide, 18½ in. (47 cm.) deep
Sammy Y. Lee & Wangs Co., Hong Kong, 1973.
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Lee Yu-kuan, Oriental Lacquer Art, New York/Tokyo, 1972, p. 322, no. 247.
An almost identical compound cabinet, perhaps the mate to the present lot, is illustrated by M. Beurdeley, Chinese Furniture, Tokyo/New York/San Francisco, 1979, p. 129, no. 175, where it is dated to the early 17th century.
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