A Chinese large altar table of nan-mu (elm wood), with single plank top of long rectangular form, with upright scroll ends, the front and back with openwork frieze, each side with four dragons, the four legs joined at the base by rectangular plinths enclosing an openwork panel of stylised scrolls.
A pair of Chinese ju-mu (elmwood) armchairs, each with a rectangular panelled back, one panel carved with an openwork medallion of a kylin below an openwork leaf, traces of original lacquer.
Two Chinese circular marble-topped hongmu stools with lipped ogee edge, openwork pierced waist, shoulder and legs, all with a gently lipped border and flared legs terminating in an upturned ruyi-head, the wood of a rich honey tone.
A Chinese yumu (elmwood) formal side table, the wood with well-defined grain, both sides with stylised ruyi-head scroll frieze, the edges of the legs beaded, with two square cross stretchers at each end.
A Chinese hong-mu (blackwood) square pedestal table, the top slightly recessed, with openwork frieze of scroll and ruyi, the circular legs in the form of hump back cross-stretchers, repeated as such above the splayed feet.
A Chinese hongmu side table with scroll ends carved as double rope extending down the four legs, the apron sides carved as openwork double linked rope.
A pair of Chinese hongmu barrel-shaped stools, the tops inset with burl wood above a band of relief studs, the five bow-shaped legs each with an openwork oval aperture, all on bracket feet.
A Chinese jichimu red lacquered rectangular waisted table with single panel top and giant arm bracers, on square legs terminating in horse-hoof feet.
A Chinese red bean pine rectangular side table of architectural type with splayed circular legs joined at the ends by parallel circular cross stretchers, a plain apron around the table.
A pair of Chinese black lacquer inlaid two door cabinets, with relief figures including Shou Lao, riding on the back of a crane, holding a peach and staff with attendant, with the 8 immortals all with their attributes and Xi Wang Mu astride her phoenix with other identifiable figures in attendance, all in fenced rocky garden scene, the figures inlaid with soapstone, lapis lazuli, mother of pearl, coloured lacquer, hard stones and faces in ivory, all framed by a diaper border of cash floral pattern in gilt with inset mother of pearl and divided by panels of birds on flowering branches repeated on the sides and frieze. The original hinges and lock plate with ornate brass etched lotus design and scrolling foliage. The interiors plain, with hidden compartment in lower level.
A Chinese hong-mu (blackwood) square pedestal table, the top inset with a mottled pink marble, carved on the frieze in relief extending halfway down the leg with scrolling grapes and vine, with cross-stretcher carved with flower heads and dots, and joining the frieze with an open work floral medallion, the splayed legs carved at the foot with leaves.
A Chinese hong-mu hardwood side table with scroll ends, each scroll enclsing on each side a shou-character, the openwork frieze with bi on the front and back, surrounded by miniature bi's and openwork keyfret, the legs carved with a relief flower stem and keyfret, the ends alos with keyfret.
A pair of Chinese Hongmu (blackwood) square stools with humpback cross stretchers
A Chinese huali small rectangular pedestal table, the sides openwork with scroll design, the square legs terminating in "horses hooves", joined at the lower part of the legs with humpback cross stretchers.
A Chinese hong-mu (blackwood) rectangular side table with lower shelf. The frieze carved in relief with scrolls, with tubular legs joined above the feet with hump back cross stretchers.
A pair of Chinese black lacquer elm-wood (jumu) horse-shoe back armchairs, in the Ming style, the lacquer with touches of gilt, the frieze and back spat divided into three sections, carved with stylized dragons.
A Chinese red bean pine rectangular side table, the wood with well defined grain, each end with a concealed draw, the front with stylised ruyi-head scroll frieze, the edges beaded and two square cross stretchers.
A Chinese hong-mu (blackwood) "step shelf" display stand of rectangular form, the sides openwork, the centre of each frieze in the form of a rui head, each surrounded by a scroll. The tubular legs each with a knee and joined above the splayed foot with hump back cross stretchers.
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Objects of the aforementioned colour palette primarily identified by the use of a pink enamel.
Qing Porcelain From Three Private Collections
An exhibition of Qing porcelain from three esteemed collectors; Tang Shaoyi, the first Prime Minister of China, Henry Mazot and Jeffrey Stamen.