16 September 2016
A HARDWOOD CLOTHING RACK, YIJIA
LATE QING DYNASTY
The two slender corner posts are of rounded section and joined to the top rail, which terminates in two inward facing dragon heads. Two of the four additional horizontal rails enclose openwork panels of lotus and chilong below three lotus medallions. The whole is fitted into shoe feet carved with archaistic scrollwork and joined by a latticework shelf, with standing spandrels in the form of stylized dragons.
75 in. (190 cm.) high, 70 in. (177.8 cm.) wide, 18 ¼ in. (46.4 cm.) deep
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