Lot 5031. A red lacquer recessed-leg wine table, Ming dynasty, 16th century; 87.8 by 106.8 by 66.8 cm, 34 1/2 by 42 by 26 1/4 in. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 HKD. Sold for 50,000 HKD (5,916 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's.
the frame top of standard mitre, mortise and tenon construction with exposed tenons on the short sides, the edge of the frame moulding downward and inward and ending in a thin band, resting atop a curvilinear apron set flush with the tapering legs in a chajiansun joint, the legs decorated with liangzhuxiang double beading in the centre and flanked with foliate protrusions to the lower parts, each pair of legs conjoined on the shorter sides with double stretchers.
Provenance: An East Asian private collection.
Exhibited: Transformating Traditions, Rasti Chinese Art Ltd, Hong Kong, 2017, cat. no. 23.
Note: See a similar example illustrated in Curtis Evarts, C.L. Ma Collection: Traditional Chinese Furniture from the Greater Shanxi Region, Hong Kong, 1999, no. 80 and another in Liu Chuansheng, Classical Chinese Lacquered Furniture, Beijing, 2013, no. 27.