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PROPERTY FROM THE PERSONAL COLLECTION OF FRED LEIGHTON

A GROUP OF MINIATURE CLASSICAL HARDWOOD FURNITURE 20TH CENTURY
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PROPERTY FROM THE PERSONAL COLLECTION OF FRED LEIGHTON

A GROUP OF MINIATURE CLASSICAL HARDWOOD FURNITURE 20TH CENTURY
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A GROUP OF MINIATURE CLASSICAL HARDWOOD FURNITURE 20TH CENTURY
carved of huali, hongmu or zitan, comprising a screen with 'Dali' stone panel; a six-post canopy bed; a pair of robe racks; a pair of rectangular stools; a pair of recessed-leg long tables with everted flanges; a pair of foot rests with rolling cylinders; a pair of continuous yokeback armchairs; a drum-form stool; a basin stand; a display cabinet; a corner-leg table with cloud-scroll spandrels, a corner-leg wine table; a pair of tall circular incense stands (19)
Length of longest 12 5/8 in., 32.1 cm
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Catalogue Note

The present group and following two lots of furniture were made in Hong Kong by a skilled craftsman whose familiarity with Ming and Qing dynasty classical hardwood furniture is evident in these miniature examples. For many of the present forms, the artist took direct inspiration from examples held by the renowned Museum of Classical Chinese Furniture that were sold at Christie’s New York, 19th September, 1996. Many of the original forms that served as models are illustrated in Wang Shixiang and Curtis Evarts' Masterpieces from the Museum of Classical Chinese Furniture, Hong Kong, 1995, including the Six-Post Canopy Bed , pl. 11; the Zitan Southern Official’s Hat Armchair, pl. 31; the Towel Rack and Washbasin Stand, pl 81; the Clothes Rack, pl. 80 (now in the Minneapolis Institute of Arts); the Incense Stand, pl. 75; and the Marble Panel Inset Standing Screen, pl. 72 (now in the Minneapolis Institute of Arts).

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