9 March 2006
A PAIR OF CHINESE-EXPORT BAMBOO HEXAGONAL TABLES
LATE 18TH EARLY 19TH CENTURY
Each with a later woven seat and pierced stylised foliate frieze
9½ in. (49.5 cm.) high; 13¾ in (35 cm.) wide (2)
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An octagonal table of this form features in an illustration of a Chinese rattan furniture manufacturer in an early l9th century volume of sketches of Chinese trades (M. Jourdain, Chinese Export Art, 1950, fig. 9).
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