A 'hongmu' pedestal-top table with side drawers, Qing Dynasty, Late 19th Century

of unusual small size with a rectangular top formed from a floating panel within a rectangular frame, set with three frieze drawers with brass pull handles, all above two pedestals at each end fitted with a single drawer above a lattice-work base, flanked by beaded legs, the wood a deep brown. 32 1/4 x 44 1/2 x 22 1/4 in., 82 x 112.5 x 56.5 cm. Estimate 5,000—7,000 USD

Sotheby's. Chinese Works of Art. 17 Mar 09.New York www.sothebys.com Photo courtesy Sotheby's