Lot 199. A huanghuali side table (Tiaozhuo), Ming dynasty, 17th century. Height 34 1/4 in., 87.1 cm; Width 50 3/4 in., 129 cm; Depth 19 in., 48.3 cm. Estimate 80,000 — 120,000 USD. Lot sold 281,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's.
a single board set within a mitered frame of mortise and tenon construction and secured by three transverse stretchers on the underside, with a recessed waist surmounting a plain apron and supported on four legs of square section terminating in hoof feet, the wood of a honey-brown color.
Provenance: C.L. Ma, Hong Kong, 2003.
Compare a similar waisted side table illustrated in Robert Ellsworth, Chinese Furniture: Hardwood Examples of the Ming and Early Ch'ing Dynasties, New York, 1970, no. 66; and recently sold examples, one in these rooms 15th September 2010, lot 34 and another in our London rooms 7th November 2012, lot 297.
Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, New York, 16 sept. 2014