Fine Art Asia Pavilion: Ever Arts Gallery 典亞藝博展亭: 恆藝館

 

Huanghuali Corner-Leg Side Table
17th century, Late Ming to Early Qing Dynasty
L.100 x W.50 x H.83 cm

清早期 黃花梨半桌
長.100 x 寬.50 x 高.83 公分

Side table is usually a small corner-leg table which was originally used for serving food and wine. This side table is in a rectangular form with a single-board floating panel set flush in a mitered frame with molded edges, upon a waisted section, supported on a straight apron and legs terminating in hoof feet, with humpback stretchers on all four sides.

This side table is made of huanghuali: a rare hardwood featured for its density, its beautiful grain with abstractly figured patterns, and its glowing reddish-brown or golden-yellow colors.