20 September 2002
A HUANGHUALI STATIONERY BOX, BAITIEHE
Of slim, elegant form, the rectangular box with wide rabbeted lips, subtly raised elongated panels on all four sides of the lid and box, with baitong two-part rectangular lockplate, cloud-shaped hasp, and strap hinge
2 1/3in. (5.8cm.) high, 13in. (33cm.) wide, 6½in. (16.6cm.) deep
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Grace Wu Bruce, Chan Chair and Qin Bench: The Dr. S Y Yip Collection of Classic Chinese Furniture II, Hong Kong, 1998, pp. 166-167, cat. 55.
Smithsonian, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery,
Washington D.C., 1996-1999.
Compare two slim boxes sold at Christie's, New York, 16 September, 1999, lot 87.
See, also, a similarly sleek, but rounded box of zitan, M D Flacks, Classical Chinese Furniture I, Spring 1997, p. 37, no. 22.
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