A huanghuali square waisted corner-leg table, fangzhuo 18th century

This lot has been removed from the website, please contact customer services for more information

Lot 132TP Y
A huanghuali square waisted corner-leg table, fangzhuo
18th century

Sold for HK$ 502,500 (US$ 64,040) inc. premium
A huanghuali square waisted corner-leg table, fangzhuo
18th century
The top of standard mitre, mortise and tenon frame, tongue-and-grooved floating three-board panel construction supported by three dovetailed transverse stretchers underneath, two with exposed tenons, the short rails of the frame top with further exposed tenons, the edge of the frame moulding downward and inward and ending in a banded edge, all resting on a recessed waist and beaded-edged straight apron, all supported on square-section legs beaded to the inner edge terminating in well-drawn hoof feet, joined by humpback-shaped stretchers mortised and tenoned into the legs and connected to the apron on each side by two shou-character struts. 89cm (35in) square x 86cm (33 14/16in) high.

Footnotes

  • 十八世紀 黃花梨束腰羅鍋棖加花卡子方桌

    Provenance:
    Asiart Corner, Hong Kong
    A Hong Kong private collection, acquired from the above on 19 October 1996

    來源:
    Asiart Corner,香港
    香港私人收藏,1996年10月19日從以上購得

    The current table is also known as fangzhuo or sixianzhuo for its square shape and size accommodating four seats or stools. Tables of this form have been the choice for dining, writing, appreciating antiques, or playing games and have been an essential part of domestic furnishings since the late Ming dynasty.

    It is rare to find a waisted square table with carved struts supported in between the apron and humpback-shaped stretchers; however, see a closely related drawing of a square waisted table, but with cloud-scroll shaped struts, illustrated by Wang Shixiang, Mingshi jiaju yanjiu, Beijing, 2007, p.99, pl.Yi.52.

    Compare with a related huanghuali square corner-leg table, 17th/18th century, which was sold at Christie's New York, 22 March 2012, lot 1322, and another related huanghuali square waisted corner-leg table, but with carved apron, which was sold at Bonhams London, 16 May 2019, lot 78.

    黃花梨為材,桌面攢邊打槽裝板,面板三塊亦穿帶拼合,邊抹露榫,冰盤沿線腳略噴出,下接束腰,牙板與腿抱肩榫拍合,四腿方材倒楞,彎轉馬蹄足,牙板之下接羅鍋棖,其間加一堆壽字紋卡子花,四面皆然。

    此類方桌即明清以來所謂八仙桌,因其可以圍坐八人,又有較小者可圍坐六人,稱六仙桌。八仙桌為中國舊時民居必備傢倶,用餐、會客、遊戲皆用之。這類四面等距的仿桌應為會餐流行之後的產物,大約濫觴於明代,主賓之分,上下之座,制度嚴謹。帶束腰且有卡子花的八仙桌較為少見,可參考一件優速要直棖加卡子花方桌之線描圖,惟支以橫棖,見王世襄著,《明式家具研究》,北京,2007年,圖乙52,頁99。佳士得九月曾售出一件十七/十八世紀黃花梨方桌可比較之,2012年4月22日,拍品編號1322;亦可比較另一件黃花梨方桌,具是馬蹄足,2019年5月16日售於 倫敦邦瀚斯,拍品編號78。
Contacts
A huanghuali square waisted corner-leg table, fangzhuo 18th century
A huanghuali square waisted corner-leg table, fangzhuo 18th century
A huanghuali square waisted corner-leg table, fangzhuo 18th century
Auction information

This auction is now finished. If you are interested in consigning in future auctions, please contact the specialist department. If you have queries about lots purchased in this auction, please contact customer services.

Buyers' Obligations

ALL BIDDERS MUST AGREE THAT THEY HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD BONHAMS' CONDITIONS OF SALE AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THEM, AND AGREE TO PAY THE BUYER'S PREMIUM AND ANY OTHER CHARGES MENTIONED IN THE NOTICE TO BIDDERS. THIS AFFECTS THE BIDDERS LEGAL RIGHTS.

If you have any complaints or questions about the Conditions of Sale, please contact your nearest customer services team.

Buyers' Premium and Charges

For all Sales categories excluding Wine and Whisky:

Buyer's Premium Rates
27.5% up to HK$200,000 of the Hammer Price
26% from HK$200,001 to HK$7,500,000 of the Hammer Price
20% from HK$7,500,001 to HK$50,000,000 of the Hammer Price
14.5% over HK$50,000,000 of the Hammer Price.

Shipping Notices

For information and estimates on domestic and international shipping as well as export licences please contact Bonhams Shipping Department.

Lot symbols
TP Off site storage location

Lot will be moved to an offsite storage location (Cadogan Tate, Auction House Services, 241 Acton Lane, London NW10 7NP, UK) and will only be available for collection from this location at the date stated in the catalogue. Please note transfer and storage charges will apply to any lots not collected after 14 calendar days from the auction date.

Y CITES

Subject to CITES regulations when exporting items outside of the EU, see clause 13.

App