Lot 1068. A 'huanghuali' recessed-leg table, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century. Height 32 3/4 in., 83.2 cm; Width 59 1/2 in., 151.1 cm: Depth 16 in., 40.6 cm. Estimate $25 000- $35,000. Sold: $55,000. © Sotheby's
a single floating panel top set within a mitered, mortise and tenon frame with molded edge tapering inward, supported underneath by four transverse stretchers, the cusped and beaded apron carved with intertwining and scrolling vines and bold archaistic dragon-head spandrels flanking the square-section, raised on slightly splayed legs joined by double square-section stretchers.
Provenance: Vallin Galleries, Wilton, Connecticut, 1980s.