Lot 1568. A nanmu square-corner display cabinet, wanligui, 18th century; 65 7/8 in. (167.3 cm.) high, 29 in. (73.6 cm.) wide, 14 1/8 in. (35.8 cm.) deep. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 25,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013.
Of rectangular shape, the cabinet has an open top shelf enclosed by plain aprons and spandrels, above the cabinet with two doors, deeply carved with dense peony meander issuing from rocks. The two doors are fitted flush and open to reveal two drawers set below the shelved interior and above a hidden compartment, accessed by lifting a small metal pin on the lowest shelf, which also serves as a door. The cabinet is raised on thick legs with plain aprons and spandrels.
Property from a Private American Collection.
Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, New York, 19 - 20 September 2013