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Table

  • Place of origin:

    China (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1550-1650 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Huali wood

  • Museum number:

    FE.21-1980

  • Gallery location:

    China, Room 44, The T.T. Tsui Gallery, case 66

A plain wooden table of this type is known as 'zhuo', meaning a table with legs at the corners. A contrasting type of table with set-in legs is known as β€˜an’. Both categories of Chinese table had numerous uses and so cannot be classified by function. Plain rectangular tables were used for eating, as writing desks or set against a wall for the purpose of displaying flowers or ornaments.

Physical description

A high rectangular table of plain polished huali wood set on plain square-section legs with plain stretchers

Place of Origin

China (made)

Date

ca. 1550-1650 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Huali wood

Dimensions

Height: 87.7 cm, Length: 99 cm of top, Depth: 48.8 cm of top

Descriptive line

Woo, China, furniture

Materials

Wood

Categories

Furniture

Collection

East Asia Collection

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