An important and extremely rare, Huanghuali, Nanmu, and black lacquer single plank pedestal table, 'jiajian', Ming dynasty (1368-1644), late 16th century. Photo courtesy Littleton & Hennessy Asian Art Ltd.

90 cm. high; 308 cm. wide; 53 cm. deep

The nanmu plank top very thickly lacquered on both sides, displaying attractive ‘snake belly’ crackle throughout, trimmed on all four sides with a strip of huanghuali. Supported by a pair of huanghuali pedestals of elegant
flush sided construction, each floating above very small recessed feet.

Provenance: Schoeni Gallery, 2004.

Literature: Chinese Furniture, K. Mazurkewich, Tuttle Publishing, 2006, pp. 103, fig. 261

Littleton & Hennessy Asian Art Ltd (stand 269) at TEFAF 2014. 14-23 march 2014 - http://www.tefaf.com/