Lot 1361. A huanghuali waisted corner-leg side table, banzhuo, 17th-18th century; 33 7/8 in. (86 cm.) high, 36 11/16 in. (93.2 cm.) wide, 20 5/8 in. (52.4 cm.) deep. Estimate $40,000 - USD 60,000. Price Realized $92,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011.
With two-panel top set within the wide rectangular frame with beaded edge, above a narrow waist and plain aprons, the whole supported on thick legs of square section joined by stepped stretchers and terminating in hoof feet.
Provenance: Grace Wu Bruce.
Note: A table of similar style and proportions is illustrated by R. H. Ellsworth, Chinese Furniture, New York, 1971, pl. 66. The term banzhuo, or 'half-table', is typically given to tables of this type without long surfaces; often they would be placed beside longer tables to create a larger top for eating or working.
A huanghuali and huamu table of this same form, dated to the 17th century, was sold in these rooms, 16 October 2001, lot 1361.
Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Part I and Part II Including Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections, 24 March 2011, New York, Rockefeller Plaza