Lot 718 Ravenel Spring Auction 2020
A HUANGHUALI TABLE CABINET
L : 23.5 cm；W : 34.7 cm；H : 34 cm
Table cabinets are small in size, but have a complex structure. Two sides are embellished with bronze handles. An additional cover compartment was located on the top. According to historian Wang Shi-Shang, such table cabinets were daily objects in every household of ancient times. They are used to store valuable objects and stationary. They could also be used to keep documents, and other valuable items by officials. Often they are equipped with a mirror on the cover compartment, inducing an interpretation of its use as a female jewelry box, derived from the mirror cabinets of the Song Dynasty.
Curios: Chinese Works of Art
Ravenel Spring Auction 2020
Saturday, July 18, 2020, 12:00am