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This table, as part of a grand and elaborate bedroom set, would have been the center of attention in the master bedroom of an affluent Qing dynasty household, complementing the beauty of the lady of the house and symbolizing wishes for the success and prosperity of the family.

MEDIUM Rosewood (Huanghuali)
  • Place Made: China
  • DATES late 16th century
    DYNASTY Ming Dynasty
    PERIOD Ming Dynasty
    DIMENSIONS 30 x 43 x 21 1/2 in. (76.2 x 109.2 x 54.6 cm)  (show scale)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CREDIT LINE Purchased with funds given by the B.D.G. Leviton Foundation and the J. Aron Charitable Foundation
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    CAPTION Table, late 16th century. Rosewood (Huanghuali), 30 x 43 x 21 1/2 in. (76.2 x 109.2 x 54.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Purchased with funds given by the B.D.G. Leviton Foundation and the J. Aron Charitable Foundation, 82.28. Creative Commons-BY
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