Side Table


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.

Side Table, Wood (huanghuali, or Dalbergia odorifera), China

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