London, South Kensington
9 November 2016
A SMALL MOTHER-OF-PEARL-INLAID BLACK LACQUER TABLE
MING DYNASTY, 17TH CENTURY
The table top and aprons are decorated with narrative scenes, including a scholar on horseback, figures amongst pavilions below willow trees, and figures praying to immortals. The four cabriole legs are decorated with scrolling flowers.
12 ¼ in. high x 19 in. wide x 13 ½ in. deep (31 x 48.5 x 34.5 cm.)
Christie's Paris, 13 June 2007, lot 27.
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Three similar examples have been sold: in Sotheby's New York, 19 March 2007, lot 412; Christie's Paris, 22 November 2005, lot 169; and in Christie's Hong Kong, 29 November 2005, lot 1544.
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