A small huanghuali rectangular side table, 18th century

Lot 19. A small huanghuali rectangular side table, 18th century; 75.6cm (29 3/4in) high x 39cm (15 1/4in) wide x 28cm (11in) deep. Estimate £6,000 - 10,000. Sold for £ 7,500 (€ 8,615). © Bonhams.

Comprises a single huanghuali panel set within a rectangular frame of 'ice plate' edge with a beaded outline on the inner side and a band of finely carved protruding ribs on the outer edge, without a wrist, four beaded 'hoof' legs double-tenoned into the top and joined by beaded curvilinear aprons, with a small floating panel tongue-and-grooved into the miter, mortise and tenon frame inserted into legs forming a high shelf.

Provenance: Jean-Yves Ollivier Collection.

NoteThis type of small rectangular side table would have been placed between a pair of chairs, serving as a tea table. Tables such as this without a waist are rare. 

Bonhams. The Ollivier Collection of Early Chinese Art, London, 8 Nov 2018