H. 34 in. (86.4 cm); W. 54 1/4 in. (137.8 cm); D. 17 1/2 (44.5 cm)
Purchase, The Vincent Astor Foundation Gift, 1976
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 218
This elegantly simple table would have been used to hold books, small objects, or the Chinese zither (qin). Its rectilinear design and butterfly-corner legs with stretchers are derived from early box construction.