3694
3694

PROPERTY FROM THE MUYUTANG COLLECTION

A LOW HUANGHUALI KANG TABLE
LATE MING – EARLY QING DYNASTY
JUMP TO LOT
3694

PROPERTY FROM THE MUYUTANG COLLECTION

A LOW HUANGHUALI KANG TABLE
LATE MING – EARLY QING DYNASTY
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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A LOW HUANGHUALI KANG TABLE
LATE MING – EARLY QING DYNASTY
the mitered top with a rectangular inset panel above a beaded curvilinear scrolling apron, the apron carved with intertwining vines flanked by bold archaistic dragons, all resting on four cabriole legs terminating in ruyi scrolls
32.3 by 91.8 by 58.1 cm, 12 5/8  by 36 1/8  by 22 7/8  in.
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Catalogue Note

Low rectangular tables of this design are commonly referred to as kang, from the homonymous hollow brick platform heated with hot air through a stove, which provided a warm surface in Chinese households. The present example is particularly notable for the undulating lines of the curvilinear apron and cabriole legs, which are heightened by the rhythmic movement of the vines and dragons. 

Two very similar tables were sold in our New York rooms, the first, 19th September 2001, lot 201, and the second, 28th/29th September 1989, lot 310; and a slightly larger example was sold at Christie’s Hong Kong, 28th November 2012, lot 2012. A slightly larger table of this design, but with the cabriole legs issuing from monster masks, is illustrated in Wang Shixiang, Classic Chinese Furniture. Ming and Early Qing Dynasties, London. 1986, pl. 63; another was sold in our London rooms, 9th June 1992, lot 46; and a third was sold in our New York rooms, 28th/29th November 1989, lot 343. 

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