A rare huanghuali rectangular side table with 'giant's arm' braces 17th/18th century

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A rare huanghuali rectangular side table with 'giant's arm' braces
17th/18th century

Sold for £ 1,119,062 (US$ 1,446,203) inc. premium
A rare huanghuali rectangular side table with 'giant's arm' braces
17th/18th century
The table with a single-panel top set within the wide, rectangular frame with a beaded edge, above a plain waist and a plain, beaded apron, the legs of square section terminating in hoof feet and joined to the frame by giant's-arm braces. 105.5cm (41 1/2in) wide x 80cm (31 1/2in) high x 66.6cm (26 1/4in) deep.

Footnotes

  • 十七/十八世紀 黃花梨霸王棖半桌

    Provenance: a British private collection, formed circa 1980s-1990s.

    來源:英國私人收藏,成形於約二十世紀八十至九十年代


    The presence of the 'giant's arm' braces eliminated the need for the more commonly seen humpback stretchers. Compare with a similar huanghuali table with 'giant's arm' braces, late 16th/early 17th century, illustrated by S.Handler, Austere Luminosity of Chinese Classical Furniture, London, 2001, p.190, fig.12.10. Another related huanghuali square table with 'giant's arm' braces, is illustrated by G.Ecke, Chinese Domestic Furniture, Hong Kong, 1962, p.11, pl.10.

    See also a similar huanghuali square table with 'giant's arm braces', 17th century, which was sold at Christie's New York, 16 March 2017, lot 605.
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A rare huanghuali rectangular side table with 'giant's arm' braces 17th/18th century
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