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Rectangular tray
China
Daoguang period
Hongmu wood with baitong copper mountings
L: 30,5cm (12 in) W: 17,5 cm (6.9 in) H: 9,5 cm (3.7 in)

A fine rosewood (hongmu) rectangular tray with the corners reinforced by baitong bands.
The geometrical pattern of the recessed waist beaded-edged apron makes an elegant decoration.
Four cabriole legs are supported on a rectangular base stretcher ending at the four corners with small feet.

Such trays were used in the southern part of China for tea or opium serving.

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