A GEORGE II ANGLO-CHINESE HUANG HUALI TRIPOD TABLE (4456041)
A GEORGE II ANGLO-CHINESE HUANG HUALI TRIPOD TABLE (4456041)
A GEORGE II ANGLO-CHINESE HUANG HUALI TRIPOD TABLE (4456041)

A GEORGE II ANGLO-CHINESE HUANG HUALI TRIPOD TABLE (4456041)

c. 1755 China

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This extraordinary table is without doubt influenced by contemporary English models, but differs in its use of pegs and dry joint construction, which were commonly used in Chinese furniture making. It was probably made in the region of Canton, which at the time had the sole trade port for European exports. This table may possibly have been commissioned by an Englishman, either residing in Canton or exporting it directly to England as an exotic addition to his home furnishings.

Very few, if any, comparable tripod tables are known to have survived. For comparison, a set of chairs commissioned by the powerful export trade family of Gough are depicted in a painting dated 1741; some of them are preserved in the Metropolitan Museum in New York and the Lady Lever Art Gallery in Port Sunlight, Liverpool. As with the table, the chairs were inspired by an English prototype, but constructed in an entirely Chinese fashion.

Price: £100,000 +
Private collection, New York, USA.
Percy Macquoid, The Lady Lever Art Gallery Collection, 1928, vol. III, ‘English Furniture, Tapestry and Needlework of the XVI-XIX Centuries’, item 138, pl. 39.
Partridge Fine Arts Plc, ‘English Furniture & Works of Art’, 2001, pp. 34-5.
Dimensions
Height 76.50 cm (30.12 inches)
Width 77.50 cm (30.51 inches)
Stock Code
4456041
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