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    • Rectangular Huanghuali Table
    • Rectangular Huanghuali Table
    • Rectangular Huanghuali Table
    • Rectangular Huanghuali Table
    Rectangular Huanghuali Table

    Room for study: fifty scholars’ objects

    31 October - 29 November, 2019

    This exhibition is the first at Eskenazi Limited dedicated entirely to objects from the Chinese scholars' studio. Broad in time-scale and ranging over a number of categories, highlights include a seventeenth-century huanghuali table, a rootwood stand, archaic bronze vessels, a selection of scholars' rocks, lacquerwares, brushpots and paintings, both classical and contemporary.

    Rectangular Huanghuali Table

    Late Ming dynasty, 17th century

    This table is notable for its use of a rare construction in which the deep waist is tongue-and-grooved into the square posts at the top of each leg. The square-section giant’s arm braces provide additional support on the underside of the table, which retains considerable traces of the original lacquer coating.

    Height 81.5cm; Width 161.9cm; Depth 52.3cm