A large 'huanghuali' table-top cabinet (Guanpixiang), Qing dynasty, 18th / 19th century | 清十八 / 十九世紀 黃花梨大官皮箱
Important Chinese Art from the Collection of Bruce Dayton and Ruth Stricker Dayton
A large 'huanghuali' table-top cabinet (Guanpixiang)
Qing dynasty, 18th / 19th century
清十八 / 十九世紀 黃花梨大官皮箱
the cabinet constructed with straight plain sides resting on a slightly larger base of corresponding form, the front embellished across the front doors and cover with a foliate metal plate with a lock receptacle and ruyi-shaped hasp, above a similar bisected plates with door pulls, the cover hinged on the back of the box and opening, the sides of the cabinet flanked by pair of metal C-shaped handles suspending from roundels, the interior enclosing a fitted tray and four drawers
Height 17⅛ in., 43.5cm; Width 16⅛ in., 41 cm; Depth 11 in., 28 cm
The top panel has been heavily consolidated resulting in splitting along the edges. General consolidation to the joinery and splitting, some restoration to the drawer runners, the base panels of the trays and drawers. The mounts have been remounted with possibly some replacements. Visible refinishing to the base, sides and back. The surface with expected wear, with minor nicks along the edges, consistent with age and use.
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Christie's New York, 16th September 1999, lot 68.