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11. A most attractive pair of 18th century Chinese demi-lune tables of traditional mitered, mortise and tenoned construction with slightly splayed inset round post legs. The solid wood tops are edged in double lobes and this curvilinear design element continues in the frame members of the apron panels with the central panel being a drawer with bronze pull. The unusual contrast of the three sided flat plane body with all the curved elements, ads an appealing interest to the connoisseur’s eye. The lower shelf with its cross bracketing lends structural integrity as well as an attractive area to display a work of art. The lower apron is carved in relief with stylized auspicious dragons. Traces of old burgundy lacquer to seal the wood remains, with characteristic ware to the surface areas. Jumu – Southern Elm. Circa 1780.

Measuring 34 ¼” high by 37” diameter.

 

         
         
 
 

12. An antique Japanese "Usu" or mortar and pestle for the grinding of rice and millet into flour. Carved from the massive trunk of a zelkova tree with beautifully pronounced wood grain that makes this piece a great example of "Mingei" or folk art - where everyday objects were appreciated for their beauty of form and function. Circa 1870.

Measuring 19 ½" high by 23 ½" diameter, glass top 38" square.

 

         
         
 
 

13. An antique five-legged Chinese circular table, the top formed by a circular panel resting within five joined frame members. A decorative apron with a grapevine relief carving motif surrounds the cantilevered top. Cabriole legs end in dragon ball and claw feet. Elaborate mitered and cross bracketed infrastructure.

Measuring 15 ½" high by 28 ½" diameter.

 
         
         
 
 

14. An antique Chinese tilimu square table of traditional mitered mortise and tenoned construction. The ice plate top is formed by a panel within four joined frame members above a recessed waist. The apron is a very structurally sound interlocking cross bracketing with attractive pearled edge detail. The legs are joined by inserted shoulder joints and finish in hoof form feet. The tabletop is further secured beneath by three mitered cross beams. Circa middle 1800's.

Measuring 19 ½" high by 37" square.

 

         
     

 

 
 
 

15. A stunning custom made Vietnamese black lacquer table inlaid in a mosaic of contrasting mother of pearl with a commanding central medallion of Celestial Dragons encircling the flaming pearl of wisdom. This medallion is set within a framework of foliate lotus blossoms, butterflies and ‘Shou’, symbols for a long and healthy life. This top then cantilevers over a recessed waist resting on elegant cabriole legs and curvilinear apron, with inlaid foliate peony blossoms. Mid 20th century.

Measuring 14 ¾” high by 61 ¼” wide by 31 ¾” deep.

 
         
     

 

 
 
 

16. A rare five-legged hongmu circular table, the top formed by five joined frame members with a circular inserted panel. This cantilevered top then rests upon a curved apron with relief carving of Celestial Dragons in pursuit of the Pearl of Wisdom. The five C-curved legs with inserted shoulder joints finish in scrolled feet. Elaborate mitered and cross bracketed infrastructure. Tao Kuang 1821-1850. Hatchford Manor Collection H37.

Measuring 14" high by 29 ½" diameter.

 
         
         
 
 

17. An elegant antique Chinese hongmu (rosewood) table with 'ice plate' (cantilevered) top and pierced apron spandrels beautifully carved in a stylized pattern of double gourds with vines and tendrils. The double gourd is an auspicious symbol of abundance. Each leg finishes in a scrolled foot. Circa 1870.

Measuring 34" high by 49 ½" wide by 21 ¾" deep.

 
         
     

 

 
 
 

18. A magnificent antique Chinese hongmu burlwood circular foyer table with tripod pedestal base. The pedestal is an extraordinary composition of celestial dragons issuing cloud formations and three finely carved openwork spandrels that structurally secure the foundation while depicting flying dragons amongst stylized celestial clouds. The large burlwood circular panel is inset within six mitered mortise and tenoned frame members and the tabletop is joined and wrapped with an apron of pearl edge detail. Circa 1860.

Measuring 31 ½” high by 39 ¼” diameter.

 
         
         
 
 

19. 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 pearled edge frames and inset sakura wood 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 framed in sakura are in the silhouette of 'furogama' or kettles for the tea ceremony. Circa 1880's.

Measuring 16 ½" high by 28 ¼" wide by 21" deep.

 
         
         
 
 

20. A most impressive antique Chinese hongmu (rosewood) table of massive scale and traditional mitered, mortise and tenoned construction. The topis ice plate form, joined within four frame members and supported above a narrow waist. The humpback apron is detailed in a raised foliate gourd design, a symbol of abundance. Each of the four corner legs are secured in shoulder joints and finish in scrolled hoof form feet. China, circa 1890.

Measuring 12 ¼" high by 95 ¼" wide by 39 ¼" deep.