Good Waisted Corner Leg Side Table Banzhuo
18th Century, Shanxi province, China
High 82 cm.
Wide 170 cm.
Deep 34 cm.
Good Waisted Corner Leg Side Table Banzhuo. The single-panel top enclosed within a broad frame with “ice-plate” edge, set on a narrow waist above the breaded apron flush with square legs terminating in hoofed feet.
Compare a similar side table with puddingstone top, dated to the 16th or 17th century, illustrated by G. W. Bruce, Dreams of Chu tan Chamber and the Romance with Huanghuali Wood: The Dr. S.Y. Yip Collection of Classic Chinese Furniture, Hong Kong, 1991, pp. 54-5, no. 16, where it is noted that this elegant form “relies entirely on the delicacy of its proportions for its beauty.”