Eight-panelled altar screen of lacquered wood with gilding and polychromy with superbly-carved and etched designs of the family of the mythical fo lions frolicking amidst the rock formation under the blossoming peach bloom entwining the pine tree; inscribed, dated and etched seals, all within prunus flower borders; the reversed side with design of the gathering of the nobles and courtiers of the Tang court in a luxurious hall, terrace and pavillions set amidst the garden, all within crane and shou border; Kang Hsi period; China. 66 inches (167.6 cm) wide; 36 inches (91.4 cm) long.
A fine huang-huali wood display stand in step-form with fretkey scrolls in three sections; superbly constructed with traditional joints and grooved details on front and back elevations; 17th century Ming dynasty; China. 7.25 inches (18.4 cm) high; 23.25 inches (59.1 cm) long.
A rare and attractive pair of miniature semicircular tables with white marble insets; four curled feet connected by a round apron and stretcher with beaded edge; Zitan; 18th century Qing dynasty; China. 8.51 inches (21.6 cm) long.
A red zitan wood incense table with burlwood inset top; carved signature of and accopanied by the original inscribed wooden tomobako; Zitan; 18th century Qing dynasty; China. Provenance: acquired in Tokyo, Japan. 26.75 inches (67.9 cm) high.
A rare and fine carved export stand with opposing qilong and lingzhi spray in high relief; Huanghuali; 18th century; China.
A pair of huanghuali pedestals with burlwood insets; openwork aprons with foliage motifs decorating the legs with elegantly-formed stretchers supporting the lower shelves; 19th century; China; 52.5 inches (133.4 cm) high.
A pair of well-constructed barrel-shaped pedestals, elegantly-carved with openwork shoulder lappets; inset burlwood tops; Shanghai workmanship; early 20th century; China. 7.5 inches (19.1 cm) wide; 11.5 inches (29.2 cm) long.
Last updated 06/09/2003 Zhou Yi