A similar zitan stool, different in that its feet rest on a base stretcher, is discussed by Wang Shixiang, Connoisseurship of Chinese Furniture, Hong Kong, 1990, vol. I, p. 32, and vol. II, p. 27, pl. A28. A comparable example in hongmu with low humped stretchers joining legs with a less pronounced curve than in the present lot is illustrated by R.H. Ellsworth and H. Link, Chinese Hardwood Furniture in Hawaiian Collections, Honolulu, 1982, pp. 37 and 85, pl. 70. See, also, the low zitan table with similarly bulging legs and a burl top illustrated by W. Drummond, 'Chinese Furniture: The Sackler Collections', Journal of the Classical Chinese Furniture Society, Summer 1993, p. 61, pl. 10.