A PAIR OF HUANGHUALI ROUND-CORNER TAPERED CABINETS ON STANDS, YUANJIAOGUI
LATE MING DYNASTY
each cabinet top of standard mitre, mortise and tenon, tongue-and-grooved floating panel construction with one dovetailed transverse brace underneath, the edge of the frame beginning and ending in a narrow flat band with exposed tenons on the short sides, the four main stiles double-tennoned into the top with one tenon exposed, rounded on the outside and squared on the inside, beaded along the edge between the stiles and the side panels and doors, the inner sides of the doors of standard mitred frame construction, the outside stiles finishing on extended dowels fitting into sockets in the underside of the frame top and the horizontal shaped stretcher that is mortised and tennoned into the main stiles below the doors, the single-board floating panels with four dovetailed transverse braces tennoned into the door frame, the door frame fitted with curved and shaped rectangular huangtong plates with square lock receptacles and shaped door pulls, the interior of the cabinet with one removable shelf resting on the dovetailed transverse braces of the side panels as well as one lower section constituting a shelf and two drawers with huangtong plates and pulls, a shaped stretcher resting below the doors with a plain straight apron beneath, extending to ear-shaped mitred spandrels, tongue-and-grooved into the legs and butt-joined to the underside of the stretcher, the stand with a lipped-edged top of mitred, mortised and tennoned frame construction with a recessed tongue-and-grooved panel supported by one dovetailed stretcher underneath, the slightly splayed legs double tennoned to the top, the two drawers at the top and the shelf at the bottom with beaded edges and cloud-shaped aprons below, the side spandrelled aprons left plain
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186 by 80.5 by 47 cm., 73 1/4 by 31 5/8 by 18 1/2 in.
The Dr. S. Y. Yip Collection of Classic Chinese Furniture, The Macao Museum of Art, Macau, 2003.
Grace Wu Bruce, Feast by a wine table reclining on a couch: The Dr. S. Y. Yip Collection of Classic Chinese Furniture III, Art Museum, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 2007, cat. no. 27, p. 88-91.
Grace Wu Bruce, Grace Wu Bruce presents a choice selection of Ming Furniture from the Dr. S. Y. Yip collections, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong, 2012, p. 38-39.
Grace Wu Bruce, Two Decades of Ming Furniture, Beijing, 2010, p. 223.
Grace Wu Bruce, Ming Furniture Through My Eyes, Beijing, 2015, p. 227.