Lot 30. A Chinese mother-of-pearl inlaid black lacquer table, kang, Ming dynasty, 17th century; 11 1⁄4 in. (28.6 cm.) high, 32 1⁄2 in. (82.6 cm.) wide, 23 in. (58.4 cm.) deep. Estimate: US$7,000 - US$9,000© Christie's 2022

The quadrilobed top finely inlaid with a scene of a leisurely gathering set in a pavilion complex along a riverbank, above the tall pierced waist and shaped apron, further inlaid with shaped medallions enclosing mythical beasts, the whole raised on short legs terminating in scroll feet 

ProvenanceThe Chinese Porcelain Company, New York.
The Collection of Khalil Rizk, New York.

Literature: The Chinese Porcelain Company, Chinese Works of Art and Snuff Bottles, New York, 1994, p. 36, no. 28.

Exhibited: New York, The Chinese Porcelain Company, Chinese Works of Art and Snuff Bottles, 1-24 June 1994.

Christie'sThe Collection of Pierre Durand, New York, 27 January 2022