. Table. 16th century-17th century. huanghuali wood. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John B. Bunker in memory of Otto and Cile Bach. 1991.811.
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height: 33 in, 83.8200 cm; width: 64.25 in, 163.1950 cm; depth: 19.375 in, 49.2125 cm
1500s-1600, Ming dynasty
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John B. Bunker in memory of Otto and Cile Bach
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.
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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