Melon Leg Wine Table

c. 1900
$4,280 USD
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Dimensions
W: 47.0" D: 15.25" H: 32.75"
Materials
Northern Elmwood
Lacquer
Purchase Quantity
Collection #
BJH023
Estimated Shipping
$388

An elegant example of the clean lines of Qing-dynasty furniture, this table from Hebei province celebrates the traditional wine table form with design that is simple and refined. Crafted of northern elm (yumu) using time-honored woodworking techniques, the table has a floating-panel top and four round legs linked by giant's arm braces.

Each leg is carved in the shape of a melon or gourd, symbols of prosperity and perpetuity. This scalloped shape is echoed in the ridged apron and braces, a reference to older traditions of bent bamboo furniture. These subtle decorative elements add design intrigue to the minimalist form, made especially striking by a crackled dark lacquer finish.

Additional Dimensions:
Table Apron to Floor: 30.5"H

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