27 août 2016

A huanghuali side table, banzhuo, 17th century

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Lot 6016. A huanghuali side table, banzhuo, 17th century. Estimate US$ 60,000 - 100,000 (€53,000 - 89,000)Sold for US$ 149,000 (€ 119,266). Photo: Bonhams.

The well-figured single board floating panel top set into a mitre, mortise-and-tenon frame over one-piece recessed waist and apron mitred, mortised, tenoned and half-lapped to the square legs which are double-lock tenoned into the top frame and tenoned into a five piece hump-back stretcher with exposed tenons and fastened to the top by two posts on the long side and one on each short side, the top supported on the underside by three dovetailed transverse stretchers, the frame, stretchers, posts and legs thumb molded and beaded. 34 1/2 x 38 5/8 x 19 3/16in (87.7 x 98.2 x 48.8cm)

Provenance: Grace Wu Bruce, purchased 5 July 1997.

NotesTables of this type were usually constructed as pairs, although few survive as such. See the possible mate to this table illustrated in Ecke, Gustav. Chinese Domestic Furniture. Peking: Henri Vetch. 1944. Reprinted by Charles E. Tuttle: Rutland, Vermont and Tokyo, 1962, plate 50.

For a table of comparable apron, see Sotheby's, London, 11 November 2015, Classical Chinese Furniture from a European private Collection, lot 2.

Bonhams. THE JOHN AND CELESTE FLEMING COLLECTION OF CHINESE FURNITURE AND WORKS OF ART, 2016-09-12 10:00 EDT - NEW YORK


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