12 mars 2019

A rare huanghuali trestle-leg table, qiaotou'an, 17th century

A rare huanghuali trestle-leg table, qiaotou'an, 17th century

Lot 1663. A rare huanghuali trestle-leg table, qiaotou'an, 17th century; 36 1/8 in. (91.8 cm.) high, 74 ½ in. (189.2 cm.) wide, 19 7/8 in. (50.6 cm.) deep. Estimate USD 100,000 - USD 150,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019

The two-panel top is set into a molded, rectangular frame fitted with everted ends above beaded aprons and shaped spandrels pierced with a ruyi motif. The whole is raised on finely beaded trestle legs fitted with a rectangular, openwork panel above plain aprons and spandrels and fit into shoe feet.

Provenance: Grace Wu Bruce, Hong Kong, 1998.

NoteTables of the present type tend to feature long, single-plank tops and thick members. Such tables also feature aprons with integral spandrels which are joined by dovetail-housing to the trestle legs, providing added structural support. Compare a table of similar form, finely carved on the spandrels with an intricate scrollwork design, sold at Christie's New York, The Collection of Robert Hatfield Ellsworth Part I: Masterworks: Including Indian, Himalayan and Southeast Asian Works of Art, Chinese and Japanese Works of Art, 17 March 2015, lot 48.

Christie'sFine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, New York, 22 March 2019

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