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Revere Auctions
Live Auction

The Arts of Asia, India, & the Middle East

Tue, Jul 18, 2023 11:00AM EDT
Lot 172

Chinese Huanghuali Recessed-Leg Side Table

Estimate: $4,000 - $8,000

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Chinese huanghuali recessed-leg side table. With multi-panel top set within a rectangular frame with everted ends above plain aprons and spandrels, the legs of rounded section joined to mate with two high stretchers.

Provenance: From the Estate of C. Curtis "Curt" Dunnavan, Long Lake, Minnesota.

C. Curtis "Curt" Dunnavan (1926-2022) was a passionate world traveler and avid collector. It was through his travels that he was inspired to begin a lifelong relationship with the Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia), becoming a major sponsor of the institute and facilitating the growth of their Asian art department, which is now one of the best in the country. His generous donations to Mia allowed them to establish a fund for the Deputy Director and Chief Operating Officer, one of the few endowed positions of this type in the museum field. He additionally served as a trustee of the institute, advocating for its operational growth. In its turn, the museum established a gallery named in his honor in recognition for his endowment fund and numerous contributions to their collection. The selections here showcase his talent and breadth of collecting, ranging from ancient statues to 19th-century woodblock prints. His appreciation for art persisted throughout his life and we are honored to offer items from his collection in this auction.

Height: 35 in x width: 42 in x depth: 14 in.

Condition

Possibly restored. Throughout the piece, along the areas where different pieces meet, there is a visible sign of glue restoration that is fluorescent under UV light. However, given that it is visible throughout the piece, it is difficult to disregard the possibility that it is original. No major dents, losses, or visible cracks. Consistent with age and use, wear throughout; finish color has faded along the top; please see the listing image. Wear along the underside as expected.

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