- Ming dynasty (1368–1644)
- 16th century
- Wood (huanghuali, or Dalbergia odorifera)
- H. 34 in. (86.4 cm); W. 54 1/4 in. (137.8 cm); D. 17 1/2 (44.5 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Purchase, The Vincent Astor Foundation Gift, 1976
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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.