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A 'zitan' corner-leg table (Tiaozhuo) Qing dynasty, 18th century | 清十八世紀 紫檀雕卷葉紋有束腰條桌

A 'zitan' corner-leg table (Tiaozhuo) Qing dynasty, 18th century | 清十八世紀 紫檀雕卷葉紋有束腰條桌

A 'zitan' corner-leg table (Tiaozhuo) Qing dynasty, 18th century | 清十八世紀 紫檀雕卷葉紋有束腰條桌

 A 'zitan' corner-leg table (Tiaozhuo)

Qing dynasty, 18th century

清十八世紀 紫檀雕卷葉紋有束腰條桌


the rectangular top comprised of five boards of standard miter, mortise and tenon construction set within a molded-edge, beaded frame and supported by four transverse stretchers underneath, the recessed waist pierced with a row of pendent lappets joined to a further band of overlapping lappets by lingzhi-formed struts, the beaded-edge apron with a lively scrolling floral motif terminating in pierced foliate spandrels on the corners of the squared-section legs terminating in foliate-carved scroll-hoof feet, the wood a variegated dark brown


Height 36 ⅝ in., 93 cm; Width 66 ½ in., 168.9 cm; Depth 23 ⅜ in., 59.4 cm

The table with slight shrinkage of the top panels. There is loose joinery connecting the top and apron to all four legs, which have been consolidated with metal screws and glue. There are small nicks, and a few losses to the openwork carving. There is wear to the surface overall, minor repairs and replacements as expected.


頂板有微縮。頂板及牙子與四腿接合處略鬆,以金屬螺絲和黏膠加固。有細微磕痕,透雕處有缺損。表面有磨痕,帶細小修補及後配,屬正常。


Please note that this lot will require a CITES permit for export outside of the United States.


敬請注意,本拍品如出口至美國境外需申請相關CITES許可證。


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In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.

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我們很高興為您提供上述拍品狀況報告。由於敝公司非專業修復人員,在此敦促您徵詢其他專業修復人員,以獲得更詳盡、專業之報告。


準買家應該檢查每件拍品以確認其狀況,蘇富比所作的任何陳述均為主觀看法而非事實陳述。雖然本狀況報告或有針對某拍品之討論,但所有拍賣品均根據印於圖錄內之業務規則以拍賣時狀況出售。

Sotheby's New York, 20th March 2002, lot 320.


來源

紐約蘇富比2002年3月20日,編號320

The latter half of the Qianlong period is generally considered the highpoint of finely carved zitan wood furnishings, often integrating lively foliate motifs, as seen on the present piece, reflecting the assimilation of European rococo design, introduced to the imperial Qing Court by Jesuit missionaries.


The generous size of this elegant table suggests a special commission to be used as a prominent display surface in a grand room. Zitan was a rare commodity in the 18th century due to its small size and slow pace of growth. For a discussion of zitan and its types, see Tian Jai Qing, ‘Zitan and Zitan Furniture’, Orientations, December 1994, pp 43-49.


Given the rarity of the wood, individualization of design is a valued feature of zitan furniture. A related example of a zitan table featuring lappets on the waisted section is in the Qing Court Collection and illustrated in The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum: Furniture of the Ming and Qing Dynasties (II), Hong Kong, 2002, pl. 106, p. 121. A long table featuring archaistic elements on the waisted area and the spandrels is illustrated in Tian Jiaqing, Zitan Yuan (The Essence of Zitan), Beijing, 2007, no. 5, pp 30-33. See also two examples sold in these rooms, a foliate-carved table of similar form sold on 15th September 2010, lot 352 and another with archaistic motifs on 17th September 2013, lot 259.