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A RARE MOTHER-OF-PEARL INLAID DEMI-LUNE TABLE (YUEYAZHUO)
QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 7,500 USD
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823
A RARE MOTHER-OF-PEARL INLAID DEMI-LUNE TABLE (YUEYAZHUO)
QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 7,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT

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A RARE MOTHER-OF-PEARL INLAID DEMI-LUNE TABLE (YUEYAZHUO)
QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY
the D-form top with bamboo-style double-cushion molded edge above a conforming apron of triple-cushion molding, supported on three slender legs of quadrilobed section joined by angular scroll brackets, the surface covered overall with finely crushed flecks of mother-of-pearl on a black lacquer ground


Height 34 in., 86.4 cm; Width 34 in., 86.4 cm; Depth 17 in., 43.2 cm
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Provenance

C.T. Loo, New York (label).
Collection of Terence Stamp.
Sotheby's New York, 16th March 2016, lot 287.

Catalogue Note

The decorative technique of the present table is inspired by examples from the late Ming dynasty which, in turn, generally reference Song dynasty lacquer furniture. However, the present table makes extravagant use of the expensive lacquer and mother of pearl  to imitate the more common and humble bamboo; a technique more typically seen with hardwoods such as huanghuali and zitan. It was a fanciful conceit of the aristocracy of the mid to late Qing dynasty to reference modest and refined literati aesthetics in the most luxurious materials. A Qing dynasty Ming-inspired table of rectangular form was sold in our London rooms, 7th November 2012, lot 298

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