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A zitan altar table, Late Qing-Republic period. Photo Bonhams.

The two-board paneled top set into a mitered, mortise and tenon frame above a plain waist and humpback stretcher apron fitted with vertical bracket posts on the short and long side and tenoned to squared supports and hoof feet. 34 3/4 x 76 x 21 1/4in (88.5 x 193 x 54cm). Sold for US$ 233,000 (€171,097)

Provenance: collection of a former Shanghai family, brought into the United States in the 1930's

FINE CHINESE WORKS OF ART, San Francisco, 24 Jun 2014 -