A 'HUANGHUALI' MIRROR CASE LATE MING DYNASTY
130,000 - 200,000 HKD
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made in huanghuali throughout, comprising a folding mirror stand atop a dressing case with two drawers, each with a baitong floral plate and a wan medallion pull, all supported on four well-shaped hoof feet, the lattice panel of the mirror stand inset with openwork panels of chrysanthemum, peony and prunus sprigs, framing a central begonia-shaped motif, the bottom of the stand with a removable lotus leaf-shaped support for the mirror, the collapsible stand and back support with extended dowels fitting into sockets in the frame of the case, allowing them to operate on a hinge mechanism, the corners and edges decorated and reinforced with baitong straps
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, pp. 186-187.
See a similar example in the collection of the Shanghai Museum, illustrated in Wang Shixiang, Classic Chinese Furniture: Ming and Early Qing Dynasties, Han-Shan Tang, London, 1986, p. 240.