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Asian Art - Day 1

by Lempertz

Platinum House

522 lots | 499 with images

December 7, 2012

Live Auction

Neumarkt 3

Cologne, 50667 Germany

Phone: +49 221 92 572917

Fax: +49 221 92 57296

Email: info@lempertz.com

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Two bamboo brushpots. 19th century

Lot 203: Two bamboo brushpots. 19th century

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Description: Two bamboo brush pots of slender shape on three barely visible feet, carved all around with lotus leaves and flowers. A few cracks. 19th century. (2) Height 13 cm

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A bamboo brush pot. 19th/20th century

Lot 204: A bamboo brush pot. 19th/20th century

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Description: A bamboo brush pot carved in low relief with Li Tieguai. Signed Xu Shijing. 19th/20th century. Height 12.8 cm

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A bamboo root brush pot. 19th century

Lot 205: A bamboo root brush pot. 19th century

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Description: A bamboo root brush pot carved with scholars at the Lanting pavilion. Minor damage. 19th century. Height 17.9 cm

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A bamboo brushholder. 19th century

Lot 206: A bamboo brushholder. 19th century

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Description: A bamboo brush holder in shape of the poet Li Bo leaning onto an overturned wine cask with a drinking cup in his hand. Minor damage. 19th century. Height 5.7 cm

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A small horn libation cup

Lot 207: A small horn libation cup

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Description: A small horn libation cup carved with scholars accompanied by children, in a landscape with buildings, and a crane in the sky; the handle is formed by the thick trunk of a pine spreading out its branches to both sides. Height 8.7 cm

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An amber toggle in shape of a shishi

Lot 208: An amber toggle in shape of a shishi

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Description: An amber toggle in shape of a reclining shishi with a young crawling over its back and a ball between the forepaws. Length 6.4 cm

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A pair of amber vases and covers. 19th century

Lot 209: A pair of amber vases and covers. 19th century

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Description: A pair of small amber vases and covers of flattened form with dragon head and ring handles. The domed covers with a fo-dog and a curled dragon. The bodies finely decorated in low relief with two monkeys playing in a peach tree, with two birds in a prunus tree, and bamboo on the narrow sides. All between borders of key-fret, peonies and ruyi. Damaged and restored. 19th century. Height 13 cm

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A round red piece of ink

Lot 210: A round red piece of ink

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Description: A round red piece of ink in shape of a bi disc with gilded running dragons in relief. Marked at the centre Linlangxian zhi and sealed Linliangxian. Width 13.5 cm

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>>> An inkstone in a fitted box

Lot 211: >>> An inkstone in a fitted box

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Description: A green inkstone in a fitted brown stone box with a compartment for the ink stick; the inkstone carved with lotus and scrolls, on the base long inscription inscribed Qianlong yu ming and sealed; the lid of the box carved with a dragon rising from waves in brown on a green ground. Height 5.7 cm; width 10.7 cm; length 16 cm

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A brush with ivory handle

Lot 212: A brush with ivory handle

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Description: A brush with ivory handle, the bulb carved with shou medallions, the cylinder engraved with a poem and a contoured end. The cylinder probably of earlier date then the rest. Length 30.5 cm

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A Southern Chinese wooden box with mother-of-pearl inlays. Around 1900

Lot 213: A Southern Chinese wooden box with mother-of-pearl inlays. Around 1900

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Description: A Southern Chinese wooden box with small animals, flowers and scrolls in flat inlays of mother-of-pearl on the bottom part, and relief inlays of mother-of-pearl on the lid. Inside an openwork pewter tray. Slightly damaged. Around 1900. Height 10 cm; length 16 cm

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A large wooden tea tray. Around 1900

Lot 214: A large wooden tea tray. Around 1900

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Description: A wooden tea tray of rounded rectangular shape, the rim carved as the borders of banana leaves. Height 4 cm; length 56.3 cm; width 29.5 cm

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A wooden ruyi sceptre

Lot 215: A wooden ruyi sceptre

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Description: Shaped as a branch of a finger citron, the stem entwined by twigs and leaves, the head formed by a smaller and a larger fruit. Length 33.8 cm

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A wood figure group of Li Tieguai and a boy. Early 20th century

Lot 216: A wood figure group of Li Tieguai and a boy. Early 20th century

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Description: A wood figure group of Li Tieguai with a crutch and a bat, and a boy with a gourd. Both set into a base carved as a rock. Early 20th century. Height 29,7 cm

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A buffalo horn figure of Liu Haixian. 19th/20th century

Lot 217: A buffalo horn figure of Liu Haixian. 19th/20th century

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Description: A stained buffalo horn figure of the immortal Liu Haixian holding a toad. 19th/20th century. Height 17 cm

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An ivory figure of a lady. Late 16./17. Jh.

Lot 218: An ivory figure of a lady. Late 16./17. Jh.

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Description: An ivory figure of a lady, maybe the immortal He Xiangu, her hands hidden in the long sleeves. Restored. Late 16th/17th century. Mounted on a modern wooden base. Height with stand 24.5 cm

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Ten ivory toggles. 19th century

Lot 219: Ten ivory toggles. 19th century

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Description: Ten ivory toggles of different subjects including plum blossoms, monkey, boys etc. 19th century. (10)

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A Canton whole mother-of pearl carved shell. 19th century

Lot 220: A Canton whole mother-of pearl carved shell. 19th century

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Description: A Canton whole mother-of-pearl shell carved in relief with a landscape with a lotus pond and figures and actors. Minor chips. Set into a wooden stand carved with lotus flowers and leaves. 19th century. Total height 28,6 cm

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A pair of Canton carved mother-of-pearl shells, 19th century

Lot 221: A pair of Canton carved mother-of-pearl shells, 19th century

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Description: A pair of Canton whole mother-of-pearl shells carved in relief with a landscape and figures. One shell repaired. Set into a wooden stand carved with plum blossom branches. 19th century. Total height 32 cm

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A round Canton tortoise shell box. First half 19th century

Lot 222: A round Canton tortoise shell box. First half 19th century

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Description: A round Canton tortoise shell box finely carved with large figures in a garden landscape on the lid and at the base. First half 19th century Diameter 8 cm

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A Canton ivory letter shelf. Mid 19th century

Lot 223: A Canton ivory letter shelf. Mid 19th century

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Description: A Canton ivory letter shelf carved in open work with the Eight Immortals, dragons and figural reserves on flowers and scroll background. Some repairs and damage at the lower left. Mid 19th century. Height 32.8 cm

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An ivory figure of Zhang Guolao. Around 1900

Lot 224: An ivory figure of Zhang Guolao. Around 1900

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Description: An ivory figure of Zhang Guolao with a tube-shaped bamboo drum. Around 1900. Carved wooden stand. Height 18.2 cm

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An ivory figure of a

Lot 225: An ivory figure of a "doctor's lady". Late 19th/20th century

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Description: An ivory figure of a "doctor's lady" in typical pose. Artificial age cracks and chip to one hand. Late 19th/20th century. Length 17 cm

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An ivory group of flowers. Second half 20th century

Lot 226: An ivory group of flowers. Second half 20th century

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Description: An ivory group of peonies, chrysanthemums and lilies, mounted on a wooden stand. Second half 20th century. Height with stand 13.5 cm; length 19.7 cm

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Lot 227: A Cantonese fan and a lacquer box. 19th century

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Description: A Cantonese fan of white cotton lace with birds and flowers, the sticks of mother-of-pearl and bone, damaged, and a black lacquer box with figures on a garden terrace in gold, fitted for a fan. 19th century. Length of the fan 25.7 cm; length of the box 34.4 cm

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Lot 228: A string of bone beads

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Description: A string of nineteen bone beads each engraved with one of the eighteen luohans and a signed inscription.

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Lot 229: Small ivory card case. Second half 19th century

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Description: Small ivory card case with small reserves filled with figures in sunken relief. Second half 19th century. In addition a figure of a luohan of a material which imitates ambrer, on a wooden stand. Height 9,2 cm. (2) Height 8.4 cm

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Lot 230: A large jade snuff bottle. 19th century

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Description: A large jade snuff bottle of mottled dark and light brown colour. 19th century. Green stone stopper. Height without stopper 7.3 cm.

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Two chalcedony snuff bottles 19th/20th century

Lot 231: Two chalcedony snuff bottles 19th/20th century

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Description: Two chalcedony snuff bottles, a) of beige colour, painted inside with two persons in a window and a bird on a rock, inscribed Ding Guiling, stopper of red-stained bone and brass, and b) of honey and milky white colour, carved with a scholar seated by a rock, a crane and lingzhi. 19th/20th century. (2) Height without stopper 6.3 cm und 6.4 cm

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A large porcelain snuff bottle. 19th century

Lot 232: A large porcelain snuff bottle. 19th century

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Description: A large porcelain snuff bottle painted in famille rose enamels with immortals fighting sea creatures above waves. Four-character mark Qianlong in underglaze blue. 19th century. A sea urchin as a stopper. Height without stopper 6.8 cm

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A glass snuff bottle. 20th century

Lot 233: A glass snuff bottle. 20th century

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Description: A glass snuff bottle inside painted with the immortals Zhang Guolao and Zhongli Quan. The base, sides and neck fitted with silvery metal with ornaments of butterflies and flowers. Red glass stopper. 20th century Height without stopper 7.2 cm

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A transaprent glass vase with overlay. Early 20th century

Lot 234: A transaprent glass vase with overlay. Early 20th century

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Description: A globular transparent glass vase with a slender neck, covered all over in light blue overlay with a gourd vine with large leaves, flowers and small yellow fruits. At the base for character mark Qianlong. Early 20th century. Height 23 cm

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A glass overlay vase. Early 20th century

Lot 235: A glass overlay vase. Early 20th century

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Description: A black overlay transparent honey-coloured silver speckled glass vase, carved with a lotus leaf, swimming ducks in a pond and a leafy border around the neck. Four character Qianlong mark at the base. Height 16.1 cm

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A red satin Manchu woman's informal court robe. Late 19th century

Lot 236: A red satin Manchu woman's informal court robe. Late 19th century

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Description: A red satin Manchu woman's informal court robe (changfu) embroidered with eight roundels with flowers sprays, lishui at the hem with emblems amidst waves, and black satin sleeve borders embroidered with flower sprays and lingzhi. Blue silk lining. Late 19th century. Length 141 cm

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A Manchu woman's informal court surcoat. Late 19th century

Lot 237: A Manchu woman's informal court surcoat. Late 19th century

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Description: A Manchu woman's informal court surcoat of dark blue satin embroidered with eight roundels filled with flower sprays and surrounded by small orchids and butterflies. At the lower hem and the sleeve hems embroidered lishui and emblems amidst waves. Unlined. Small tears in the black satin and traces of usage. Late 19th century. Length 139 cm

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A court necklace (chaozhu) of glass beads. Around 1900

Lot 238: A court necklace (chaozhu) of glass beads. Around 1900

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Description: A court necklace (chaozhu) consisting of 108 amber-coloured glass beads intercepted by four jade-green glass pearls; two (instead of three) strings of coral-coloured ceramic beads and a blue ribbon with a jade-green glass placque and a drop-shaped blue glass bead. Around 1900.

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Lot 239: Ornament from a kingfisher headdress. Around 1900

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Description: Ornamental placque from a kingfisher headdress in shape of a peony blossom embellished with a central rosé-coloured stone. Around 1900. Width 6 cm

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A long red silk pictorial valance. Late 19th century

Lot 240: A long red silk pictorial valance. Late 19th century

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Description: A long red silk pictorial valance embroidered with Xiwangmu on a qilin at the centre and the Eight Immortals, all riding a different animal. Light blue border embroidered with figures on three sides, the hem with macramé and tassels. Late 19th century. Height without macramé and tassels 49 cm; length 475 cm

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An embroidered satin panel mounted as a hanging scroll. Around 1900

Lot 241: An embroidered satin panel mounted as a hanging scroll. Around 1900

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Description: An embroidered satin panel mounted as a hanging scroll and showing a sceptre and a flower vase with nandina, plum blossom and a pine branch. Around 1900. 99 x 40.5 cm

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An embroidered silk panel. 19th century.

Lot 242: An embroidered silk panel. 19th century.

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Description: A beige-coloured silk panel embroidered in coloured silk threads (very much faded) with a four-clawed dragon at the centre surrounded by flaming pearl, cloud, bat, lingzhi and four emblems in the corners. Later embroidered border. Minor damage. 19th century. Framed and glazed. Without borders 68.5 x 71.7 cm

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An embroidered satin panel. Late 19th century

Lot 243: An embroidered satin panel. Late 19th century

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Description: An embroidered beige-coloured satin panel, in the centre with two herons in a lotus pond and flying kingfishers in the corners and along the borders chrysanthemums. Faded and water stains. Late 19th century. Framed and glazed. 119 x 116.5 cm with frame

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A Yarkand wool carpet. Ost-Turkestan. Early 20th century

Lot 244: A Yarkand wool carpet. Ost-Turkestan. Early 20th century

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Description: A Yarkand wool carpet with twenty-four squares filled with flowers and two thin borders. Ost-Turkestan. Abrasions. Early 20th century. 260 x 155 cm

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A Eastern Turkestan wool carpet. Around 1925 -1950

Lot 245: A Eastern Turkestan wool carpet. Around 1925 -1950

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Description: A Eastern Turkestan wool carpet with a geometric reserve filled with flower patterns, surrounded by smaller ornament on a red ground. Narrow border. Around 1925 -1950. 140 x 253 cm

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An Eastern Turkestan wool carpet. Around 1950

Lot 246: An Eastern Turkestan wool carpet. Around 1950

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Description: An Eastern Turkestan wool carpet with a central medallion, stylized flowers and leaves. Two ornamental borders. Faded. Around 1950. 260 x 150 cm

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A Khotan wool carpet. Xinjiang Provinz. Around 1920

Lot 247: A Khotan wool carpet. Xinjiang Provinz. Around 1920

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Description: A Khotan wool carpet with two samowars fitted for electricity, a flower vase, a bowl with finger citron and ruyi sceptre and bats on a yellow ground, border with fruits and bats on a red ground. Faded, small spots and a small restoration. Xinjiang Provinz. Around 1920. 140 x 245 cm

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A Khotan wool carpet . Around 1900

Lot 248: A Khotan wool carpet . Around 1900

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Description: A Khotan wool carpet with baktiar patterns in ten squares and two ornamental borders. Around 1900. 248 x 146 cm

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A Khotan wool carpet. Around 1900

Lot 249: A Khotan wool carpet. Around 1900

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Description: A Khotan wool carpet with a geometric reserve and two vases with large lotus flowers on a dark brown ground and two flower borders. Early 20th century. 272 x 146 cm

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A Khotan wool carpet. Xinjiang province. Around 1920

Lot 250: A Khotan wool carpet. Xinjiang province. Around 1920

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Description: A Khotan wool carpet with a samowar and two bowls with finger citron and pommegranates as well as yinyang motivs and small flowers. Small ornament at the border. Faded. Xinjiang province. Around 1920. 165 x 270 cm

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A huanghuali wood table with a marble top

Lot 251: A huanghuali wood table with a marble top

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Description: A huanghuali wood table with a marble top on four legs terminating in hoof feet. An elegantly curved apron with a thin profile leading to the feet. The table top inset with white marble with light gray areas. Height 75 cm; length 142.5 cm; width 75.5 cm

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A narrow huanghuali wood table. Qing dynasty

Lot 252: A narrow huanghuali wood table. Qing dynasty

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Description: A narrow huanghuali wood table on four legs, the feet connected by wooden blocks. The apron decorated in relief with bi discs with black knobs interconnected by a double line and meander patterns. Traces of usage. Qing dynasty. Height 83.5 cm; length 209.5 cm; depth 41 cm

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