Small Rose Wood Table with Everted Ends

Shanxi Province Late C19th/ early C20th

Dimensions: W:102 D:25.5 H:82.5 (cm)
Reference: T312


  • Description

    This small rose wood recessed leg table has strong links to Ming design aesthetics, with “architecture” of elegance, simplicity and restraint combining to create a classical Chinese accent piece.  

    The construction of this single plank recessed leg table closely resembles the post and beam structure of Chinese architecture: the legs fit to the top using the standard mitred, mortise-and-tenon joinery.

    The edges of the tabletop have been carved with a slight curve, accentuating and visually linking to the curvature of the classic everted ends and the cloud shaped spandrels. 

    Dramatic decorative beading outlines and unifies the piece along the apron, spandrels, top surface edge and legs. This is further emphasised by the incense stick beading raised in relief down the centre of the legs, which in turn accentuates the vertical axis. 

    The form includes strong legs and well defined cloud head spandrels.  The legs are also slightly splayed to provide both greater stability and soften the visual appearance. 

    The grain of the rose wood is lovely, and traces of original lacquer are visible, which enhances the patina and visual appeal of this outstanding piece.

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…an outstanding classical Chinese accent piece…

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