Lot 6001. A small huanghuali table, kangzhuo, 17th century; Sold for US$ 68,750 (€ 55,030). Estimate US$ 10,000 - 15,000 (€8,900 - 13,000). Sold for US$ 68,750 (€ 55,030). Photo: Bonhams.
The two-board floating panel top set into a mitre, mortise-and-tenon frame with "ice-plate" edge over a separate recessed waist and elegantly carved xiangcai centered beaded apron half-lapped and tenoned to leaf-embellished cabriole legs, the top frame and legs fitted with elegant cut-out baitong brackets. ix
Provenance: Grace Wu Bruce, purchased 17 July 1997.
Notes: Surviving small kang tables with metal mounts are rare, and are used on couch and canopy beds, as well as on thekang. See a related example of similar design in Robert Ellsworth. Chinese Hardwood Furniture in Hawaiian Collections, illustrated as plate 4. See as well the Kang table with metal mounts offered in China Guardian lot 2856, 13 May 2012.