Lot 3506
  • 3506

A LARGE 'HUANGHUALI' FOLDING MIRROR STAND LATE MING DYNASTY

Estimate
90,000 - 150,000 HKD
Sold
275,000 HKD
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Description

  • huanghuali
the folding mirror stand set up to support a mirror or folded flat when not in use, the lattice panel divided into nine sections by stretchers of various sizes joined together, above a shaped ledge to support a mirror or a book, all below protruding stylised cloud-shaped motifs carved to each end of the top rail

Exhibited

Grace Wu Bruce, Chan Chair and Qin Bench: The Dr S. Y. Yip Collection of Classic Chinese Furniture II, Art Museum, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 1998, pp. 148-149.
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.

Catalogue Note

Mirror stands are small pieces of furniture on the dressing table for supporting a mirror.  Constructed like a lectern, it is also suitable for reading manuscripts. This type of table-top furniture was already seen in Song paintings.
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