A 'huanghuali' corner-leg 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 bench (Errendeng)
Qing dynasty, 18th century
a long rectangular woven-mat seat set in a frame of standard mortise and tenon construction over a narrow waist, raised on square-section beaded-edge corner legs terminating in inward-facing hoof feet and joined by humpback stretchers
Height 20¼ in., 51.4 cm; Width 51 in., 129.5 cm; Depth 12¼ in., 31.1 cm
Consolidation to the joinery, surface with staining, sun bleaching and wear consistent with age and use. Visible patch repairs on waist associated with wood consolidation on the inside.
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Christie’s New York, 22nd March 1999, lot 134 (one of a pair).