A 'huanghuali' corner-leg long bench (Errendeng), Qing dynasty, 18th century | 清十八世紀 黃花梨有束腰羅鍋棖馬蹄足貳人凳
Important Chinese Art from the Collection of Bruce Dayton and Ruth Stricker Dayton
A 'huanghuali' corner-leg long bench (Errendeng)
Qing dynasty, 18th century
the rectangular frame of typical miter, mortise and tenon construction enclosing a hard mat seat, the underside with two transverse stretchers, the square section beaded legs mitered and half-lapped into the frame, terminating in hoof feet and joined by flush-mitered beaded-humpback stretchers
Height 20¼ in., 51.4 cm: Width 69 in., 175.3 cm: Depth 16½ in., 41.9 cm
There has been consolidation to the joinery. Top of the frame with some staining and scattered small burn marks. The different quality of wood of the apron indicates it maybe a later replacement, and there is a slight visible separation between the seat frame and the waist to the corner. The surface with expected wear, particularly to the feet, and minor nicks along the edges, consistent with age and use.
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Christie’s New York, 21st March 2000, lot 7.