3518
3518
'HUANGHUALI' TABLE SHELVES
LATE MING DYNASTY
JUMP TO LOT
3518
'HUANGHUALI' TABLE SHELVES
LATE MING DYNASTY
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Portable Treasures – The Dr S.Y. Yip Collection

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Hong Kong

'HUANGHUALI' TABLE SHELVES
LATE MING DYNASTY
of rectangular form, comprising two shelves and a top supported by four upright members, constructed with tongue-and-grooved floating panels and mitred joints between the horizontal stretchers and the uprights, further decorated with four recessed aprons bordering the lower shelf
49.9 by 59.1 by 28.5 cm, 19 5/8  by 23 1/4  by 11 1/4  in.
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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. 152-153.

Catalogue Note

A totally simple design, four uprights with a top and two shelves and four shaped aprons slightly recessed at the base. This piece is suitable for use on table tops as well as on the kang.

This type of Ming furniture design looking totally contemporary is what first drew twentieth century connoisseurs towards the collection and study of Ming furniture.

This piece may look of modern manufacture but there are Ming tale-telling signs: the tongue-and-grooved floating panels; the mitred joints where the horizontal stretchers meet the upright and the lower weight transferring apron. These are all sophisticated construction concepts and executions that are not usually found in modern furniture making.

Portable Treasures – The Dr S.Y. Yip Collection

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Hong Kong