All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Furniture : Pre 1837 VR item #152860 (stock #hualijix)
The ji is a long table without upturned ends (such as the more common altar table). Ji's are normally found as small and low tables. The tall ones such as this one are rarer. This one is even more unusual due to the use of solid huanghuali wood (belonging to the family of rosewood), which was very expensive even in the 17-18th centuries, late Ming to early Ch'ing (Qing Ji's were normally made with other woods, such as ironwood). This one dates from mid-Ch'ing (Qing), about 1800...