A HUANGHUALI LOW TABLE (KANGZHUO) 17TH / 18TH CENTURY
30,000 - 50,000 USD
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- huanghuali wood
- Height 12 in; Width 37 in; Depth 26 in
the mitered frame inset with a single broad panel above a narrow recessed waist and an arched and cusped apron, continuing onto cabriole legs terminating in outscrolled ball feet, the underside with three transverse stretchers
The absence of carved decoration on the present table ensures focus on the clean curvilinear outline and on the attractive figuring of the grain, particularly on the single panel top. A closely related table from the collection of the Honolulu Academy of Arts is illustrated in Robert H. Ellsworth, Chinese Hardwood Furniture in Hawaiian Collections, Hawaii, 1982, pl. 3. Another similar example but with beaded edge, attributed to the late 16th, early 17th century is illustrated in Grace Wu Bruce, Living with Ming - The Lu Ming Shi Collection, Hong Kong, 2000, pl. 41.