A HUANGHUALI AND GREEN STONE-INSET FLUSH-SIDED CORNER-LEG TABLE, BANZHUO Late Ming Dynasty

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A HUANGHUALI AND GREEN STONE-INSET FLUSH-SIDED CORNER-LEG TABLE, BANZHUO
Late Ming Dynasty

Sold for HK$ 1,002,500 (US$ 129,154) inc. premium
A HUANGHUALI AND GREEN STONE-INSET FLUSH-SIDED CORNER-LEG TABLE, BANZHUO
Late Ming Dynasty
The dark green stone top set within a rectangular huanghuali frame with an 'ice plate' edge, supported directly on corner legs of square section joined by high square section humpback-shaped stretchers with a pronounced arch rising up to touch the apron, the legs terminating in hoof feet. 91cm (35 7/8in) wide x 56.5cm (22 1/4in) deep x 83.5cm (32 7/in) high.

Footnotes

  • 明晚期 黃花梨嵌石面高羅鍋棖四面平桌

    Provenance:
    An important Asian private collection

    來源:
    重要亞洲私人收藏

    The present table with a flush-sided construction has a simple form that relies on the perfection of its proportions for its beauty. Its framework sets off perfectly the complex pattern of the green stone panel inset in the frame top. The elegantly shaped humpback stretchers with its high placement, touching the apron, is an unusual design that contributes to the classical form.

    Flush-sided corner-leg tables with high placement of humpback stretchers are very rare. Compare a Ming dynasty waisted huanghuali corner-leg table, with similar placement of the humpback stretchers, illustrated by G.Wu Bruce, Ming Furniture Through My Eyes, Beijing, 2016, p.46. See another similar but waisted table, 17th century, illustrated by M.Flacks, Classical Chinese Furniture, New York, 2012, pp.230-231.

    Compare also a similar huanghuali side table, 17th century, but with a waisted apron, which was sold at Sotheby's New York, 11-12 September 2012, lot 228. See also a pudding-stone-inset huanghuali high-waist incense table, late Ming dynasty, in the Dr S. Y. Yip collection, illustrated by G.Wu Bruce, Dreams of Chu Tan Chamber and the Romance with Huanghuali Wood: The Dr. S.Y. Yip Collection of Classic Chinese Furniture, Hong Kong, 1991, pp.54-55, which was later sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 7 October 2015, lot 132.

    用料厚實,桌面以標準格角榫攒邊框,打槽承托獨板綠紋石面心,下裝五根穿帶支承,邊抹冰盤沿上舒下斂,牙條以榫卯接入方材腿足,腿足上端以雙榫納入桌面邊框。羅鍋棖兩端出榫結合腿足,中部向上延伸緊貼牙子。

    此桌線條簡潔大方,其高羅鍋棖較標準桌造型有輕微變化,但從視覺感觀上卻產生巨大變化。羅鍋棖上伸緊貼牙條不留空間,增大了桌面與地面的使用空間,更適合人坐在椅或凳上與桌同時使用。

    參看一件明代黃花梨高羅鍋棖畫桌,著錄於伍嘉恩,《明式家具經眼祿》,北京2016年,頁46。另見一張十七世紀黃花梨高羅鍋棖條桌,著錄於M. Flacks,《Classical Chinese Furniture》,紐約,2012年,頁230-231。

    另見一件十七世紀高羅鍋棖有束腰半桌,售與紐約蘇富比,2012年9月11-12,拍品編號228。以石為面心的例子,見攻玉山房藏一件明晚期黃花梨馬蹄足彩紋石面香几,著錄於伍嘉恩,《攻玉山房藏明式黃花梨家具:楮檀室夢旅》香港,1991,頁 54–55,後售於香港蘇富比,2015年10月7日,拍品編號132。
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