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Side Table

Period:
Ming dynasty (1368–1644)
Date:
16th century
Culture:
China
Medium:
Wood (huanghuali, or Dalbergia odorifera)
Dimensions:
H. 34 in. (86.4 cm); W. 54 1/4 in. (137.8 cm); D. 17 1/2 (44.5 cm)
Classification:
Furniture
Credit Line:
Purchase, The Vincent Astor Foundation Gift, 1976
Accession Number:
1976.193.5a–c
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.
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