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1. An antique Chinese hongmu (rosewood) library table with square corner legs that finish in classic hoof form feet. The ice plate top is formed of four mitered mortise and tenoned joined frame members within which floats the top panel and rests upon a recessed waist. The legs are of inserted shoulder joints into the table apron and are further secured by humpbacked stretchers, bracketed into each of the legs. Fine pearled edge detail on both apron and stretchers. This traditional design is both aesthetically pleasing and structurally sound. Mid-19th century.

Measuring 34 ΒΌ” high by 37” square.

 
         
         
 
 

2. An 18th century Chinese side table of unusual dimensions. The cantilevered top and the apron are attractively detailed in encircling banded wood and bracketing into legs that are rounded to the exterior and squared to the interior. Traces of original lacquer finish.

Measuring 31 ¾" high by 48" wide by 14 ½" deep.

 

         
         
 
 

3. A rare elegant antique Vietnamese export rosewood reception table for the French market. Cabriole legs with foliate leaf detail at the shoulders flow seamlessly into the curvilinear apron. The rectangular ice plate top is bevel edged and scalloped along the sides. Embellished with inlaid mother of pearl birds and flora. The overall effect of shear elegance. Traditional mitered mortise and tendon construction.

Measuring 30 ¾" high by 39" wide by 21 ¼" deep.

 

         
         
 
 

4. An antique Chinese hong mu (rosewood) rectangular table with traditional ice plate top constructed of four mitered frame members with an inset interior panel. This rests upon an apron with pearl edge and legs inserted in shoulder joints. The legs finish in hoof form feet and are joined by humpback cross bracketing that is further detailed in pearl edge. Circa 1870.

Measuring 17 ½” high by 42” wide by 22 ¼” deep.

 

         
         
 
 

5. A handsome antique Chinese hongmu (rosewood) rectangular table with a cantilevered ‘ice plate’ top formed by four mitered mortise and tendon joined frame members within which floats the top panel. The cabriole legs are secured by inserted shoulder joints and finish in hoof form feet. The aprons and legs have raised details of foliate design and fine pearled edging. Strong interlocking cross brackets can be found underneath the tabletop, lending further support to the solid structure of the table. 19thcentury. 

Measuring 14 ½” high by 48 ¾” wide by 30 ¾” deep.

 
         
         
 
 

6. An early 18th century side table with unusual dimensions of traditional tenon through mortis construction. The ice plate top is formed by a panel within four joined frame members and is pearl edged. The apron and legs are attractively detailed in encircling banded wood, with cloud design at the corners. The underside has clear evidence of the original hemp and pot ash lacquer seal characteristic of furniture from the early 1700's.

Measuring 32 ¾" high by 41 ½" wide by 14 ¼" deep.

 
         
     

 

 
 
 

7. An antique Japanese Kyoto style hibachi of keyaki wood with attractive pronounced grain and mitered, mortise and tenoned construction. The broad, solid, four member frame table top that surrounds the hammered copper hearth, distinguishes this hibachi from its Tokyo style counterpart - with straight sides and no counter. Three drawers with their original bronze pulls, serve along the base of one side, for housing the accoutrements for tending the hot coals. Hibachi of this nature were a traditional gathering place where friends and family could warm an iron tetsubin (tea pot), light a pipe and share the day's news. Inset carrying handles allowed for ready transportation wherever family wished to gather. Circa 1880's.

Measuring 19 ½" high by 32" wide by 23 ¼" deep, including custom pedestal (glass top: 40" x 37 ¼").

 
         
     

 

 
 
 

8. An early 18th century pair of demi-lune tables with solid slab tops and interlocking legs that create a circular table when desired. The tops are mitered to the waist which is detailed in raised guazhi patterns. The eight legs are mortise and tendoned as shoulder joints through the curvilinear apron and into the waist. The structural integrity is enhanced by both the curved interlocking leg brackets and the interior arm braces that secure each leg to the underside of the top. Original deep burgundy lacquer seal with characteristic wear. Circa 1720-40. Jiangsu Province.

Measuring 34 ¼" high by 40 ¼" wide by 39 ¼" deep.

 
         
     

 

 
 
 

9. An antique Chinese circular table with elegant proportions and cabriole legs. Each of the five legs have inserted shoulder joints (in which the leg joins the apron with a flush mitered joint) and finish with foliate form feet. The curvilinear apron compliments the cabriole movement. The five legs are then secured with mortise and tendon to a circular platform that is cross-bracketed by a lattice of traditional cracked ice design. Nanmu. Late 18th century.

Measuring 31 ½" high by 41" diameter.

 
         
     

 

 
 
 

10. A most elegant antique Chinese hongmu demi-lune table with carved openwork apron and spandrels of foliate peach boughs. Each leg is secured to the top by interlocking shoulder joints and embellished at the base of the spandrels with stylized "cloud collars," then finishing in ju-I (scepter head) form feet. The four legs are further secured by four interlocking cross brackets, three with curvilinear humpback detail. Circa 1860.

Measuring 34" high by 41 ¼" wide by 20 ½" deep.