Lot 1318. A 'Zitan' and hardwood tabletop cabinet, Qing dynasty, 19th century. Height 25 3/8 in., 64.5 cm; Widht 15 1/4 in., 38.7 cm; Depth 7 1/2 in., 19 cm. Estimate: 6,000-8,000 USD. Sold Price: 200,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's.
the rectangular frame with square corners, inset on three sides with well carved panels, each enclosing a writhing dragon amid swirling clouds, a pair of doors to the front, the interior fitted with a shelf above two drawers and a covered storage well, the conforming upper section similarly constructed, the interior plain, all supported on four gilt mounted short legs joined by cloud-scroll spandreled aprons.