A huanghuali mirror stand, 17th century

Lot 957. A huanghuali mirror stand, 17th century; 16 ¼ in. (41.3 cm.) high, 12 ½ in. (31.7 cm.) wide, 8 ¾ in. (22.3 cm.) deep. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 100,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 

The shaped back is carved with a large openwork circular medallion intricately carved with a flowering tree, with two shaped side panels. The whole is raised on a rectangular base with three drawers and supported on squat, incurved feet.

ProvenanceGrace Wu Bruce, Hong Kong, April 2005 

Property from The Nancy and Ed Rosenthal Collection.

LiteratureGrace Wu Bruce, Ming Furniture: Selections from Hong Kong & London Gallery, Winter 2000-2001, London, p. 62, no. 29.
V. Bower, S. Handler and J. Burris, Brush Clay Wood: The Nancy and Ed Rosenthal Collection of Chinese Art, Taft Museum of Art, Cincinnati, 2008, p. 58, fig. 28.

ExhibitedCincinnati, Taft Museum of Art, Brush Clay Wood: The Nancy and Ed Rosenthal Collection of Chinese Art, 7 November 2008 - 11 January 2009.

Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 14 - 15 September 2017, New York