3 - 5 June 2004
A CHINESE HARDWOOD WRITING-DESK
Composed of sectional elements, with tiered panel doors and two short drawers
33½ in. (85 cm.) high, 57 in. (144.8 cm.) wide, 29 in. (74 cm.) deep
Previously from a Mansion in Kaifeng, Henan province, China.
Mr. and Mrs. John F. Kullgren; Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, 4-5 December 1958, lot 383 ($1,150).
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G. Norman-Wilcox, 'Early Chinese Furniture', Antiques, 1943, p. 168, fig. 2.
Los Angeles, California, Los Angeles County Museum, 1942-48.
Christie's is selling all lots in this sale as agent for an organization which holds a State of New York Exempt Organization certificate. Seller explicitly reserves all trademark and trade name rights and rights of privacy and publicity in the name and image of Doris Duke. No buyer of any property in this sale will acquire any right to use the Doris Duke name or image. Seller further explicitly reserves all copyright rights in designs or other copyrightable works included in the property offered for sale. No buyer of any property in the sale will acquire the rights to reproduce, distribute copies of, or prepare derivative works of such designs or copyrightable works.
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