17 - 18 March 2016
THE COLLECTION OF ROBERT HATFIELD ELLSWORTH
This lot is offered without a reserve
A VERY RARE WAISTLESS HUANGHUALI FLUSH CORNER-LEG SIDE TABLE, SIMIANPING
MING DYNASTY, 17TH CENTURY
The table is of 'four-corners flush' form, with single-panel top set within the wide rectangular frame above a plain beaded apron and beaded stretchers issuing from cloud-form spandrels and framing upright simplified ruyi heads, all raised on similarly beaded legs of square section terminating in hoof feet.
33 1/8 in. (84.1 cm.) high, 38 ½ in. (97.8 cm.) wide, 20 ¾ in. (52.7 cm.) deep
The Collection of Robert H. Ellsworth, New York, before 1984.
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A. Martin, “American Mandarin,” Connoisseur, November 1984, p. 95.
This lot is offered without reserve.
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