19 March 2008
A PAIR OF JUMU TAPERED CABINETS, YUANJIAOGUI
Elegantly proportioned, the protruding top with fluted edge set on slightly splayed, fluted corner posts enclosing the single-board recessed panel doors, opening on wood hinges from the removable center stile to reveal two drawers with chrysanthemum-form plates and pulls, above a simple apron and short spandrels, the doors with three-part lock plate and pulls
67½ in. (172 cm.) high, 35 7/8 (91 cm.) wide, 18½ in. (47 cm.) deep (2)
Mr. and Mrs. Robert P. Piccus Collection.
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A similar pair of tapered cabinets, but with stylized spandrels, is illustrated by Wang Shixiang et. al., Connoisseurship of Chinese Furniture: Ming and Early Qing Dynasties, Hong Kong, 1990, vol. II, p. 151, no. D23.
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