Table

Table

16th century-17th century
Country
China
Object
table
Medium
huanghuali wood
Accession Number
1991.811
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John B. Bunker in memory of Otto and Cile Bach
Table. 16th century-17th century. huanghuali wood. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John B. Bunker in memory of Otto and Cile Bach. 1991.811.
Dimensions
height: 33 in, 83.8200 cm; width: 64.25 in, 163.1950 cm; depth: 19.375 in, 49.2125 cm
Department
Arts of Asia
Collection
Arts of Asia
This object is currently on view
Table China 1500s-1600, Ming dynasty Huanghuali wood Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John B. Bunker in memory of Otto and Cile Bach 1991.811 This table illustrates the simplicity of form achieved by Chinese furniture makers during the Ming period (1368-1644). The beautiful grain of the huanghuali wood suited the taste of Chinese scholars, who surrounded themselves with objects made of fine natural materials. The skilled craftsmanship and graceful proportions of the table can be seen in its joinery and elegant silhouette.
Known Provenance
At least 1969, Robert Ellsworth [b. 1925, d. 2014] and James Goldie, Ellsworth and Goldie Art and Antiques, New York; 1969-1991, collection of Mr. and Mrs. John B. Bunker, purchased from Ellsworth and Goldie; 1991, DAM collection, gift of Mr. and Mrs. John B. Bunker in memory of Otto and Cile Bach.

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