Pleasing in proportions and elegant in form, tables of this type have been amongst the most admired since the late Ming dynasty as evident in its consistent popularity through subsequent periods. Earlier huanghuali tables of this type include a smaller version, attributed to 1550-1650, in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, illustrated in Craig Clunas, Chinese Furniture, London, 1988, pl. 33; one attributed to the early Qing dynasty, from the Qing Court collection and still in Beijing, illustrated in The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum. Furniture of the Ming and Qing Dynasties (I), Hong Kong, 2002, pl. 97; another sold at Bonhams London, 11th May 2017, lot 329; and a fourth table, attributed to the 18th century, sold in our New York rooms, 15th September 2010, lot 340.