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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 'Dali' stone screen; a six-post canopy bed; a robe rack; a horseshoe-back armchair; a three-tier, two-drawer display cabinet; a pair of continuous-back armchairs; a footrest with rolling cylinders; a pair of tall circular incense stands; a corner-leg table with cloud-scroll spandrels; a pair of rectangular stools; a pair of slatted folding stools; a pair of drum-form stools; a corner-leg wine table; a pair of recessed-leg long tables with everted flanges (22)
Length of longest 12 5/8  in., 32.1 cm
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Catalogue Note

The present group of furniture was 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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