21 September 2000
A Pair of Huanghuali Square-Corner Rectangular Cabinets, Fangjiaogui
The top frames supported on square corner posts joined at the feet by plain stretchers with apron-head spandrels, the two doors of well-figured matched panels, opening to reveal the interior fitted with two nanmu shelves set within huanghuali frames, the rectangular fittings baitong, the wood of a rich reddish tone
58in. (147.5cm.) high, 31½in. (80cm.) wide, 15in. (38.2cm.) deep (2)
Christie's, New York, 2 June 1994, lot 209.
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Compare the huanghuali and jichimu clothes cupboard illustrated by R.H. Ellsworth, Chinese Furniture, New York, 1970, p. 219, fig. 133.
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