Subject:Huanghuali coffer table - Age?
Posted By: Tim G Sat, Oct 21, 2017 IP: 184.108.40.206
I bought this large huanghuali coffer table. I'm interested in thoughts on the age of the piece.
I was told the piece was purchased as an antique in Hong Kong in the 1970's, but I realize how unreliable that kind of information can be.
The table shows age, some sun fading of the top, water marks, etc., so it certainly has age.
A similar coffer was offered by Sotheby's - http://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/ecatalogue/2013/chinese-works-of-art-n08974/lot.489.html
There's is listed as Qing, but that seems a rather broad span of time.
The Sotheby's example has simple ruyi form spandrels, while mine has a more ornate pierced peony flower design that I believe is more typical of late Ming/early Qing.
I would appreciate any feedback. Unfortunately, I can not take more photos as I won't be up to pick up the table from storage for a month or two.