Lot 1102. A huanghuali recessed trestle-leg table, qiaotou'an, 17th century; 36 1/8 in. (91.7 cm.) high, 69¼ in. (176 cm.) wide, 14 in. (35.5 cm.) deep. Estimate USD 60,000 - USD 80,000. Price realised USD 173,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014
The single-plank top has an 'ice-pate' edge and everted ends above the thick beaded apron carved at either end with leafy scroll and repeated on the spandrels. The top is supported on trestles, each with an openwork panel finely carved on both sides with long-tailed birds amidst the blossoming branches of a tree. The legs are joined by a cusped apron. The feet gently flare outwards.