Lot 79TP Y. A rare huanghuali rectangular side table with 'giant's arm' braces, 17th-18th century; 105.5cm (41 1/2in) wide x 80cm (31 1/2in) high x 66.6cm (26 1/4in) deep. Estimate £ 40,000 - 60,000 (€ 46,000 - 70,000). Sold for £ 1,119,062 (€ 1,277,541) inc. premium. © Bonhams 2001-2019
The table with a single-panel top set within the wide, rectangular frame with a beaded edge, above a plain waist and a plain, beaded apron, the legs of square section terminating in hoof feet and joined to the frame by giant's-arm braces.
Provenance: a British private collection, formed circa 1980s-1990s.
Note: The presence of the 'giant's arm' braces eliminated the need for the more commonly seen humpback stretchers. Compare with a similar huanghuali table with 'giant's arm' braces, late 16th/early 17th century, illustrated by S.Handler, Austere Luminosity of Chinese Classical Furniture, London, 2001, p.190, fig.12.10. Another related huanghuali square table with 'giant's arm' braces, is illustrated by G.Ecke, Chinese Domestic Furniture, Hong Kong, 1962, p.11, pl.10.
See also a similar huanghuali square table with 'giant's arm braces', 17th century, which was sold at Christie's New York, 16 March 2017, lot 605.
Bonhams. Fine Chinese Art, London, 16 May 2019