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A huanghuali painting table of rectangular shape with typical mitred, mortice and tenon top with a two-plank floating centre panel supported by four dovetailed transverse stretchers which are hidden tenoned into the long rails. The outside edge at the top has a strong concave moulding with a small routed moulding to either side and is double-lock mitred, mortice and tenoned into the similarly finished legs which themselves terminate in very strong hoof feet. Four straight horizontal stretchers, legs and frame rectangular panels, four to each long side and two to the ends, each of these being of mitred, mortice and tenon construction with a gently curved profile stopping at a concave inside edge. This design is repeated in the corner brackets, all replaced, that are beneath the horizontal stretchers that are hidden tenoned into both the stretcher and the leg.

Late Ming – early Qing dynasty, 17th century.                                                                            



Nicholas Grindley, London

Robert and Adriana Mnuchin, New York

Nicholas Grindley, London

Ian and Susan Wilson collection, San Francisco

On loan to the Museum für Ostasiatische Kunst, Köln (2003 – 2018)



height 88.8 cm, width 190.5 cm, depth 73.4 cm

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