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.
Provenance: Grace Wu Bruce, Hong Kong, April 2005
Property from The Nancy and Ed Rosenthal Collection.
Literature: Grace 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.
Exhibited: Cincinnati, 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