very old late Mng very good condition this table is so early it has NO stretcher to keep the legs sturdy they are still fine repairs to the top as shown approx 50 cm x 40 cm x 20 cm actual 103 x 49.5 x 81
This substantial painting table was produced in the late Ming early Qing period in China it is made of Jichimu word a hardwood, It has a strong central panel and is famed by wide panels with wonderful grains. The legs are sturdy and the whole effect is one of quiet elegance. Under the central panel one can see the hemp and lacquer protection coat, a form of workmanship mainly used in the Ming or early Qing At one time we thought it was tieli wood.
Length about length is 1.8 m W is 8 ...click for details
This is the most svelte inkstone bed (Mo-chuang)we have seen. It is used to place an inkstone or two on. The zitan is carved with little legs that curve in, the top is burl inlaid with silver. It feels like leather. It is 9.5 cm long, 4.5 cm wide and 1.5 cm high. A larger piece of the same design is also shown;
This a very nice root carving, it looks like a mountain. It was used to grace a scholar's desk. It is not as tall as some I have seen but is very well done. A stand will be made for it to sit on steadily. Very nice patina. Length: 35 cm, Width: 20 cm, Height: 48 cm.